It’s that time of year again! Time to cry to myself while sitting on the computer requesting my student loans for the upcoming year. Last year, since it was my first year at the AVC and therefore my first year filling out loans for the AVC, it was a huge process. There’s something called entrance counseling when they estimate your loans by the time you graduate and calculate the interest to go on top of that already number. Then they add in what you owe from undergrad, and then you have a heart attack.
I might be exaggerating about the heart attack, but I definitely cried and threw a mini temper tantrum. This year, to my relief, the process was not quite as painful because I didn’t have to complete the entrance counseling. I read and signed my two master promissory notes, wrote in a box how much money I was requesting for loans, and bam! Just like that, close to $60,000 was being sent to the AVC.
Then it made me realize, well, that was too easy. I just took out a ton of money in loans, and it took less than an hour. They had all of my information from last year saved, so all I had to do was double check it and click next. It’s a good thing I have a sensible head on my shoulders because I could have sat there and said to myself, “Well, a few extra thousand wouldn’t hurt to have lying around.” It’s that easy to put yourself in what’s going to seem like a lifetime of debt. And with that, school is paid for for another year.