Student loans have become the keywords in many graduate’s futures these days. Where to get them? How long will you be paying for them? What career choices will make paying them back the least painful? These are the questions that students and their parents are facing over the next several weeks before the fall session begins.
Student loans are making formerly standard choices such as elementary and high school teaching a thing of the past due to far too low pay scales. People are far less likely to choose a profession that will not make it possible to live comfortably and still pay off the substantial debts incurred on behalf of preparing themselves for that career. Spending four to six years, sometimes eight years of your life and several thousands of dollars in tuition and living expenses preparing to enter the job market means looking into which careers will pay back those student loans in the least amount of time.
Student loans will be paid back quickest by aiming for a high tech position in business or nursing. RN’s are up and coming with their earning potential in the triple digits. Post secondary teachers fare much better then their lower grade counterparts who are looking at approximately twenty four thousand dollars per year to start with a ninety thousand per year comparison at the university level. General and Operations managers will net around seventy-six thousand dollars.
Student loans can be located through the government, private lending institutions such as Citibank, as well as Sallie Mae. Many times after graduation these loans come with the potential of being consolidated making the most likely inevitable repayment substantially less of a burden. This is an option well worth looking into as it has been projected that interest rates will be rising upwards of twelve percent in the very near future. A good solid beginning in the search for student loans is at your fingertips on the Internet. Applications can be downloaded, filled out and retuned with a few simple mouse clicks.
Student loans are indeed a stress causing worry on today’s students and their parent’s minds, however with careful planning and a sound future career plan in play they are a means to an end in funding your college journey. Sadly, the days of a good paying job without a college degree are long gone and with the demand for such, it is making going without quite impossible. Some student loans are forgivable under certain circumstances.