Not my obligation 😆 they promised 😏 no commitment 😡 rationalize away responsibility 🙄find somebody else to blame
More Than 40% of Student Borrowers Aren’t Making Payments- Wall Street Journal April 7, 2016
Kristopher Mathews, 38 years old, is in deferment on about $11,900 in federal student loans. During the recession he earned a certificate at a Michigan-based for-profit college that teaches media arts, but he wasn’t able to find the well-paying job in radio that he hoped for.
Mr. Mathews now works as a logistical analyst for an auto company, making $46,000 a year. He says he devotes his income to caring for his family—he and his fiancée have three children—and paying off two credit cards and a car loan. “With all the other necessities in life I just don’t have” funds to pay student debt, he said.
Once his deferment expires, he isn’t sure if he will feel obliged to pay down his loan. “They promised me everything,” he said of his for-profit college. “And I honestly have nothing to show for it except a piece of paper that doesn’t really do me any good.”
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