sparty99 wrote:Ya'll are crazy and need to listen to Dave Ramsey on the radio for ONE WEEK. You will think TWICE about going 200k in debt for a degree. Especially considering half the people who go to law school, don't even finish.
Not at the schools we're looking at (plus, consider: 1 in 4 students drops out of college; graduation rates at T14 schools is something like 97%, and still pretty good going down the line). Also, if I listened to Dave Ramsey I'd have a hs degree and a shitty job as a baker at the Cheesecake Factory. There's a point when your prospects are so bad, and your abilities/opportunities good enough that it's better to take on a massive debt than stay the course. At the worst, I will live no worse than I did before I took on debt to go to college and law school (hello IBR). By your logic, considering debt for degree to be "crazy" particularly if there are high dropout rates in GENERAL for that degree, I shouldn't have gone to college. You want to tell me being 86k in the hole but having small luxuries (internet, clothing not from a goodwill, a computer, apartment, utilities, protein in my diet) is worse than living on 20k a year?