HBK wrote:Have you ever considered getting a job? I mean, undergrad is not that hard. I know a lot of people on this site worked and went to undergrad. I did. You can use whatever you earn to pay off the medical debt and to buy insurance so it doesn't happen again.
And why the rush to get braces?
You sound all around irresponsible. You should consider getting out into the real world to gain some maturity before you pursue a JD.
* Also- all hospitals have charity programs. All you need to do is apply. If you qualify, they will knock a substantial amount off that debt.
ITT: privileged fucks say, "let them eat cake!"
No, I'm just tired of the entitlement complex a lot of people on this site seem to have. I, like the OP, grew up poor. I worked 20-30 hours a week during undergrad to pay my own bills (which included health insurance and tuition). I, unlike the OP, studied a practical major that made it easy to get a job after graduation. My approach to college was this: I'm sick and tired of being poor and I want to hurry up, graduate, and get a job. I knew I couldn't afford law school and I didn't want to go to college just to "hang out" or "learn cool things" because I was footing the bill. I went to college to get a piece of paper that allowed me to not be poor anymore.
During undergrad, I accumulated $8,000 in student loans. I worked and made sure all my bills (including health insurance) were paid. I've been out of college, paid down the loans, saved money, and am planning on going to law school in the fall.
I am not a unique case. There are many people on this site who have struggled through worse. There are plenty of people who have finished undergrad with kids. If you can't manage your own finances and if you are still making poor decisions (not having health insurance), then maybe you ought to take a step back and grow up before you commit to a $100K+ investment.