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I AM A FREEEEEEE!

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Ghost

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Jun 6, 2004
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Just checked mine for the first time in 7 years, £1400 to go! I can almost taste it!
 

PetriP-TNT

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I'll start paying next year, I am seriously considering just paying it all away with my savings instead of slowly nudging it away forever despite the low rate of interest. 8000 euros / Finland
 

clem84

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lol
 

Evenball

Jack Flack always escapes!
Jun 8, 2004
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Grats, OP.

I've still got about $35,000 to go from my original $60,000+ I graduated with, but for the last 2 years I've been paying an extra $150/month and I'm ahead by about 12 months on one loan and a few months on the other. I hope to be free too in a few years.
 

Jacobi

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Jun 11, 2004
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German here, we don't need to do student loans ... I'm thinking of doing one so I can live better and enjoy my student years more, but reading the horror stories of Americans kinda scares me off that
 

JCX

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Congrats OP! I'll be paying mine until the 2020's, and that's if I don't have any big financial setbacks between now and then.
 

Vitten

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Congratulations !

Though I can't say I shared your pain as devilish European socialism made my college education almost free.
 

hateradio

The Most Dangerous Yes Man
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I totally missed this.

You should get a form in the mail every year telling you how much interest you paid, and yes, there is a credit you should be filling out on your return for it. It's nothing huge, though. I think we got about $400 back this year for it (out of the thousands paid in interest).
I haven't paid any of it back, so it's just accumulating.

I don't think I got anything from it last year, though I did get one for my tuition from my university.
 

timetokill

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Oct 19, 2004
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Congratulations OP.

I have to say, I'm jealous. Unless bankruptcy protection is reinstated for student loans I'll never pay mine off. It feels as miserable as it sounds.
 
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