If you were born and raised in the U.S. over the last 50 years you probably heard some variation of this mantra from your parents – “go to school, get good grades, go to college, get a good job“.
What wasn’t equally stressed was how and who was going to pay for this wonderful education!
If you didn’t have enough of your own money, i.e., savings from mom and dad or scholarships then you had to get a loan to pay for school. … the dreaded student loan.
I feel lucky because most of my undergrad tuition, room and board was covered with an academic scholarship even though I had to take out a small loan during my senior year. Some of my college buddies funded their entire education with loans, leaving them with a nice graduation gift of $50k+ in debt!
Unfortunately, this is all too common in the United States. According to an article written by Zach Friedman, senior contributor with Forbes.com, there are over 44 million borrowers in the U.S. who owe 1.5 trillion dollars in student loan debt.
1.5 trillion dollars….. in 2018!
I don’t know about you, but starting life fresh out of college with a big fat bill is not my idea of living the American Dream!
The good news is that it is possible to get a quality college education that won’t break
the your bank. You’ll need a passport and plane ticket though.
That’s right, affordable education is on the other side of the pond! Just to give you an example, there are some universities in France that cost a few hundred to a few thousand euros……per year! You can also find similar scenarios in Germany and other European countries.
Not only could you study without the stress of debt looming overhead, but you would be a simple train ride away from places like Spain, Italy, Greece and Portugal just to name a few!
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