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How much debt do you have from undergrad?

Discussion in 'Pre-Dental' started by t man, Apr 18, 2007.

How much debt do you have from ugrad?

  1. 0-9K

    73 vote(s)
    54.1%
  2. 10-19

    20 vote(s)
    14.8%
  3. 20-29

    14 vote(s)
    10.4%
  4. 30-39

    11 vote(s)
    8.1%
  5. 40-49

    7 vote(s)
    5.2%
  6. 50-59

    2 vote(s)
    1.5%
  7. 60+

    8 vote(s)
    5.9%
  1. t man

    t man Epoxi-Lips 2+ Year Member

    999
    1
    Nov 3, 2006
    ...or if you haven't graduated yet, how much do you expect to have.
     
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  3. 1992Corolla

    1992Corolla CheerioKing 7+ Year Member

    2,081
    5
    Sep 19, 2005
    A lot less than I went into the first semester of dental school!
     
  4. t man

    t man Epoxi-Lips 2+ Year Member

    999
    1
    Nov 3, 2006
    Yeah, I know, I know, dental school costs ridiculous money.
     
  5. Dr.Jamie

    Dr.Jamie New Member 5+ Year Member

    81
    1
    Feb 22, 2006
    wow, you 0-9k people are lucky. I had a little more than that..plus tack on the 10,000 I took out to take four graduate classes...:(
     
  6. Drill2Fill

    Drill2Fill DentalStudentWannabe 5+ Year Member

    1,097
    1
    Mar 20, 2006
    Tejas
    Were did those 0-9 people go to school? They must have stayed with there parents, or got them to pay for school.
     
  7. t man

    t man Epoxi-Lips 2+ Year Member

    999
    1
    Nov 3, 2006
    I'm guessing 0-9 people either have scholarships, went to their state school, or have a benefactor (ie: Daddy or Grams).
     
  8. blasterx

    blasterx 2+ Year Member

    419
    0
    Apr 1, 2007
    :thumbup: :banana:
     
  9. spunkypotato

    spunkypotato 5+ Year Member

    23
    0
    Jan 5, 2007
    El Paso, TX
    my husband only has 2,500 in loans from undergrad, and that was actually used to pay for applying to dental school. the rest of his school he paid for by working like 90 hours a week during the summers and then having a job during undergrad. His parents didn't pay for any of it.
     
  10. SC1026

    SC1026 5+ Year Member

    Parents are helping to pay for undergrad so that once I finish the debt in my name will only be around $12,000, but I'm expected to pay them back and support them once I can.
     
  11. mshopeful

    mshopeful 7+ Year Member

    86
    0
    Oct 12, 2006
    Not much to accumulate when tuition was only 1200 a semester
     
  12. Drill2Fill

    Drill2Fill DentalStudentWannabe 5+ Year Member

    1,097
    1
    Mar 20, 2006
    Tejas
    Most of the cost comes from living expenses, I had a full tuition scholarship, but still came out with plenty of debt.
     
  13. SHC1984

    SHC1984 Banned Banned 5+ Year Member

    6,105
    17
    Feb 1, 2007
    Atlanta, GA
    I don't owe anything for undergrad because I went to a public university instead of Wake Forest. It's possible if you pick a state school. :thumbup:
     
  14. Cymbidium

    Cymbidium Awesome. 2+ Year Member

    835
    0
    Nov 11, 2006
    SoCal
    Got mine down from $25K to $15K and that was WITH a large athletic scholarship.
     
  15. jim85213

    jim85213 Dentist 10+ Year Member

    700
    10
    Jun 12, 2006
    I have $0-9K because I worked all through school and attended community college and a state university. It's possible but not easy.
     
  16. 3xCharm

    3xCharm 5+ Year Member

    73
    1
    Oct 13, 2006
    Mine definitely added up. Out-of-state for 4.5 years with no scholarships. Ouch. I have to say though, I don't regret it!
     
  17. lemoncurry

    lemoncurry tequila mockingbird Administrator Dentist 10+ Year Member

    3,548
    676
    Aug 20, 2006
    Vermont
  18. DASicari

    DASicari 10+ Year Member

    180
    8
    Mar 25, 2007
    Orange County, CA
    I'm going to a state school which is relatively cheap. My parents are paying for my undergrad schooling, but I'll be on my own for dental school.

    Needless to say, I've started saving.
     
  19. rebar

    rebar 2+ Year Member

    12
    0
    Mar 19, 2007
    zero....academic scholarship and can manage to work enough to pay off the rest with some help from parents
     
  20. Simiam

    Simiam 5+ Year Member

    732
    0
    Feb 2, 2007
    Philly
    I have 0 debt.

    My parents don't help me at all.

    I work 30hours a week. Plus I am on full tuition scholarship, and I receive full SMART and PELL grants (about 4k per semester).

    I could not work and break even, but I chose to live in a little nicer place and I am saving for my application process etc..

    Dental school = LOANS! Yeah, not too excited about that one.
     
  21. Dauber

    Dauber Big Baby Jesus 2+ Year Member

    149
    0
    Feb 15, 2007
    Midwest
  22. astein46

    astein46 DentistWannabe 2+ Year Member

    47
    0
    Apr 26, 2007
    Oregon
    I have 12k. Worked 40+ hours for my first two years. Its tought but you learn alot about time management which will be important for those first two years of dental school :eek:
     

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