Friday, July 20, 2007

Thank you but good-bye Sallie Mae

There is hope! Student loans do not last forever.

Seven years after leaving college with $12,000 in student loans (at the time, average for my alma mater), I sent a final check today to pay off the last bit. Woo hoo!

I remember going to the special information session we had before graduation -- where they threaten to take your first born if you default -- and thinking I would never be done. But it is, and it was worth it.

I think this makes me a real grown up now... unless I have to borrow for graduate school.


Adam Kealoha Causey said...

That's awesome, Diane! Congrats.

Ashley Northington said...

Whoo-hoo! That is awesome. I can't wait for mine to be done. Oh, wait...I haven't started yet.