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Is anyone scared by the debt?
Ok, that's an understatement. I'm sure we all are. But is there a reason NOT to be afraid of debt considering most of us are going into lucrative fields?
Gosh, I'm pretty intimidated by 150k+ in loans. Maybe it's because I've never held a real job.
If you have experience with debt you're welcome to comment.
I'm a New Yorker so I feel I may be biased.
There's a saying that goes, "If you can make it in NYC, you can make it anywhere."
A part of me wants to stay, rack the 150K in debt, and take a dare (go to Fordham).
But the other part of me wants to go down to ATL, pay only 30k in debt and go to the University of Georgia.
I'm not Caucasian, mind you, if that helps with this. Where would you go and why?
I'm leaning back and forward in my decision making, between prestige and common sense, as I'm considering what school to attend.
When it comes down to it, are people going to care so much about what school you attended or, on a basic level
a) your skill level in your area of expertise
b) the fact that you practice law
c) your people skills
A friend knows someone who graduated from a T2 who is making 500,000-600,000 per year.
It seems like all of us, outside of the T14, are gambling close to 150k on the fact that our school will make the difference in the long-run. Yes, an age-old debate but I'm believing that the latter 3 factors (skill, ability, exp.) matters moreso than the name of the school.