- 9 years ago
- Wedding: October 2010
I guess I’m biased since I’m saddled with a lot of studen debt but honestly the way I see your scenario is that you can stop now with 35k debt and probably not make nearly as much income as you would as a nurse or you can go for another 35k and make a salary that can easily support it. I think either way your payback is going to be the same because there will be an obvious difference in your salary (unless you get really lucky with a non-nursing related career). I think getting your degree and being able to support yourself without your finance is a necessary safety net… you never know where life is going to take you and I wouldn’t want to be stuck 20 years from now trying to figure out what I’m going to do with half of a degree.
For reference my debt is significantly higher than yours and while I hate and resent the fact that higher education is set up this way, the payments aren’t overwhelming. I pay it more aggressively b/c I don’t want it hanging over my head for 30 years but it is managable.