Quantcast

To Harvard Students

This forum made possible through the generous support of SDN members, donors, and sponsors. Thank you.

Mawell11

Junior Member
7+ Year Member
15+ Year Member
Joined
Dec 3, 2001
Messages
18
Reaction score
0

Members don't see this ad.
Did any of you guys decide to take on a bunch of loans to go to Harvard? If so, is there anything in retrospect you regret about that decision? That you wished you had known?

I've heard all the reasons TO take out loans, but I haven't really heard anything besides lip service about the reasons NOT TO take out loans.

Thanks
 

Dr. Nick

Senior Member
7+ Year Member
15+ Year Member
Joined
Mar 21, 2002
Messages
222
Reaction score
0
If the idea of flushing 3 grand a month down the toilet for the next 10 years appeals to you, then by all means take those loans, baby! If, however, you are competitive to get into the big H then surely you can get into a comparable state school - such as UCSF - that will offer you a world of opportunities and still leave that hard earned cash in your wallet.

Is that a good enough reason? Seriously, loans are nuts. Why go that route if you can avoid it.
 

Jessica

Senior Member
7+ Year Member
15+ Year Member
Joined
Sep 8, 2001
Messages
587
Reaction score
0
I just found out today that it will be cheaper for me to Harvard than UCSF, and I am a Cali resident!?!? Cool, but WTF? :confused: I thought a UC would be waay cheaper when I applied.
 

Dr. Nick

Senior Member
7+ Year Member
15+ Year Member
Joined
Mar 21, 2002
Messages
222
Reaction score
0
•••quote:•••Originally posted by Jessica:
•I just found out today that it will be cheaper for me to Harvard than UCSF, and I am a Cali resident!?!? Cool, but WTF? :confused: I thought a UC would be waay cheaper when I applied.•••••That is great news, Jessica! What, if you don't mind me asking, did they offer you in terms of grants,etc?
 

Jessica

Senior Member
7+ Year Member
15+ Year Member
Joined
Sep 8, 2001
Messages
587
Reaction score
0
Kurtz - they offered the unit loan (20K) and the rest in grants/scholarship.
 
Top