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fritterdonut



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PostPosted: Sat Jun 15, 2013 3:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

ShadowCell wrote:
graduated from UCLA today, magna cum laude, with college honors and hopefully departmental honors

it is A Good Day


Congrats!
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Atrophy Annie



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PostPosted: Sat Jun 15, 2013 4:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Awesome job, SC!
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 15, 2013 5:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

ShadowCell wrote:
graduated from UCLA today, magna cum laude, with college honors and hopefully departmental honors

it is A Good Day


They grow up so fast.
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 15, 2013 5:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

ShadowCell I know you're just doing this to make me jealous.
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 15, 2013 12:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My student loan will be paid off as of Tuesday. First big loan of my life finally over. Smile
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 15, 2013 4:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Congrats SC, that's a serious achievement.
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 15, 2013 5:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yay ShadowCell! That's so awesome.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 16, 2013 12:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

eureka00 wrote:
My student loan will be paid off as of Tuesday. First big loan of my life finally over. Smile


That is most awesome! Maybe ShadowCell will be making this post somewhere down the line. Wink
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 16, 2013 1:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Atrophy Annie wrote:
eureka00 wrote:
My student loan will be paid off as of Tuesday. First big loan of my life finally over. Smile


That is most awesome! Maybe ShadowCell will be making this post somewhere down the line. Wink


Now I can take all that student loan money and maybe afford bigger vacations more often.

Grats to SC, btw. I graduated magna cum laude 7 years ago myself. They are great days. Good luck to you!
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ShadowCell



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PostPosted: Sun Jun 16, 2013 2:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

woo! got departmental honors too

thanks everyone! i had damn well better be able to make that "student loan paid off" post at some point down the line.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 16, 2013 5:39 am    Post subject: 50K? Reply with quote

ShadowCell wrote:
woo! got departmental honors too

thanks everyone! i had damn well better be able to make that "student loan paid off" post at some point down the line.


How bad is it nowadays?
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 16, 2013 5:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

yay, everybody!
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ShadowCell



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PostPosted: Sun Jun 16, 2013 8:15 pm    Post subject: Re: 50K? Reply with quote

Thy Brilliance wrote:
ShadowCell wrote:
woo! got departmental honors too

thanks everyone! i had damn well better be able to make that "student loan paid off" post at some point down the line.


How bad is it nowadays?


for me it was about $4300 a quarter. some quirks in the system resulted in me getting the senior year in grants and scholarships entirely, but i still owe about $15,000 total.

not as bad as it could be.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 16, 2013 8:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's really not bad at all.

How sad is it that I'm calling 15k in debt not bad? :-\

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 16, 2013 8:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

of course, i woke up at 4am every day and commuted fifty miles from home to UCLA by carpooling with my father and taking public transit, so that i wouldn't have to double the cost in order to live in the dorms, and it cost me a lot in academic and social opportunities.

but i graduated with a bachelor's degree in philosophy, in a necrotic economy, with $35,000 worth of debt less than if i'd opted for the Full College Experience. so there's that. and half of that i owe to my parents, who understand that if in any given month i have to choose between a payment to them and a payment to the people who can garnish my wages and fuck up my credit report, i'm choosing the latter.

so i came out of this very, very fortunate, all things considered.
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