So, $60,000 student loan debts for a BA in English and an MA in Journalism. Not known as being a highly paid profession. And our writer cannot pay those loans off.
Even public schools – long considered a more affordable option – are less accessible: public colleges increasingly rely on tuition dollars as state funding continues to fall (25% and 23%, respectively, in 2012, compared to 17% and 23% in 2003).
As someone who punched that ticket twice, I’m still waiting for my express bus to the middle class. The modest income I make as an entrepreneur with a day job is whittled away each month thanks to loan payments (plus interest) to various financial intuitions that feel more like bounty hunters than supporters of middle-class aspirants.
Might there be a reason why this journalist isn’t raking in the bucks?