this week in unintentionally grim-sounding recruiting headlines
Very detailed and insightful piece from CNCB that does a great job addressing the question:
"With the total level of student debt outstanding at more than $1.2 trillion, parents, students and researchers are now asking: how is this sustainable? And why does college cost so much?"
With plenty of great charts, facts and figures covering public and private, every state, most major schools - 26 schools in Michigan, for example.
My University tuition was less than my Jesuit high school tuition - about $250 a semester.
I APOLOGIZE IN ADVANCE FOR YELLING, BUT IT APPEARS THAT WE ARE BACK. GOOD JOB BRIAN. NEXT TIME YOU GET ANGRY PLEASE DO NOT HARM THE SERVER.
Wanted to both post a reminder and ask a few questions about Top of the Park, which kicks off tonight.
I'm embarrassed to admit it, but I've never been to Top of the Park, despite having lived off and on in Ann Arbor for 10 years. Planning on checking it out tonight. I'm on their website and really not finding much info. Hoping you guys and gals could help.
-Are the outdoor performances (Acoustic and North U stages) free to the public? If not, can you buy tickets there?
-Most importantly, I've heard you can bring your own alcohol in. Can anyone confirm that?
Thanks in advance.
Wresling Legend Dusty Rhodes "American Dream" passed away at Age 69
Hey, all. This is clearly off-topic, but I think it can be very helpful to several MGoBloggers out there, myself included.
Has anyone had any experience with the Public Service Loan Forgiveness program?
Basically, it is this: If you work for a non-profit company or some other identified companies for 10 years and you make a payment on your student loans each month of those 10 years, your remaining federal student loan balance is forgiven (120 qualifying payments).
I'm going through the process of getting started with the program - BUT I should have done this 3 years ago! To all you recent and soon-to-be-recent grads: Make sure you've looked at this. It is surprising how many companies/services qualify. I didn't think my employer qualified so never looked into it. I was wrong and as a result, I might have lost 3 years (and $15-20k) of debt being forgiven.
There's a ton of weird rules. My basic question is: For anyone that's done this, how easy is it to track your qualifying payments? I'm worried about lowering my payments and not hacking away at my debt if I don't get my Ts crossed and Is dotted.
In my situation, I could have been on the Income-Based Repayment plan (which is under $300 per month for me). $300 * 120 = $36000 paid before the remaining balance is forgiven. However, for the first few years I was on other repayment plans and was making extra payments. I thought this was smart - pay down my debt as fast as possible. I've probably paid $20k towards my loans in 4 years, but none of those payments qualify for this program. However, if I knew of this program from the get-go, I would have only ever paid a total of $36k for what was $62k in loans.
For other discussion: Any college debt repayment strategies or resources anyone want to share? For you recent grads, make sure you take advantage of the time you have this summer to look into all your options!