I came from a family who was not well to-do. I went to college because after I was hit by a car and received a settlement I was financially able to. To continue my degree, on top of working full time and taking 14 credits per semester (full time is 12) I had to borrow money. Now I’m a graduate, and $25,000 in debt and barely able to scrape by with $18,000 a year after taxes. In what world would I be able to feasibly pay back these loans before I’m dead? I feel like I’m being punished for not being rich but still desiring to the first person in my family to go to college.