Our Student Loans Secret: Nathan’s Story

When I graduated from high school and decided to go to college, I almost purely made my decision based on the the name of the school or the prestige associated with it Fast forward four years later, and I graduated with close to $180,000 in student debt

Even at that time though, that number didn't feel real It was just so large that I couldn't comprehend it It really started to sink in though when I started working full time, and I saw how much of my paycheck had to go to paying off those loans And then overnight my loans dropped from $180,000 to $30,000 My mom suffered from a brain hemorrhage that was caused by gliosarcoma which is a brain cancer

Most of my loans were in a parental-plus loan, and at that point we qualified for total disability discharge My mom likes to joke about it now that anyone can get out of their student debt if they're only willing to trade one of their parents I'm glad she's got a good sense of humor about it, but it's really hard for me I have this huge weight lifted off of my shoulders, but I had to more or less trade it for personal tragedy I have a freedom afforded to me that most of my friends don't, but I don't really want it

At this point I'd rather have that huge financial strain back if it would just return my mother to her health so I would not have to watch her suffer

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