Quote from NoMoreStudying
Is this something you researched prior to taking out loans? It seems a lot of students don't consider how they will pay back their education (not just nursing students.) I think it's something we do a really poor job of when preparing kids for college. It's like everyone thinks they have a right to an education, but that doesn't mean they can afford it. Not saying you, but a peeve of mine in general.
I agree completely. I run into so many people who think that a college education is an entitlement -- that society should pay for their college (or grad school) education the same way the public pays for grade school and high school education. Some seem unwilling to make much of a sacrifice for the higher education, wanting to keep their nice houses, cars, etc.
Some borrow enormous sums to get second and even third degrees as they dabble in fields without taking the time to find out first whether or not they will truly want the career that their degree will lead them to. .... And they expect society to pay for their journey to "find themselves."
It's a big pet peeve of mine, too. I worked hard and made lots of sacrifices to put myself through graduate school -- and my parents did the same to put me through college. I'm very willing to help some people who need some assistance, but I get very angry at those who expect a "free ride."
Now ... I'm not saying the original poster is one of those people.
Nothing in the original post indicated that. Please don't think I am trashing him/her. I'm just talking about some people who rack up big debts without planning in advance how to pay them back.