i got accepted to new york university's tisch school of the arts mfa program last year and delayed entry for one year to look for a way to pay for it without having to take out six figures in loans and turn myself and mpb into debt slaves for the rest of our adult lives. everyone else i know has no qualms about being up to their ears in debt forever. i can't. i don't want anyone to own me, certainly not any bank or corporation. get out of debt is a chant that has been on a slow boil in my life for awhile. now that i'm close to that finish line, here comes a situation that would land me right back into the hole i'm about to crawl out of.
am i sisyphus or what.
graduate school has always felt inevitable, somehow. i never intended to leave new york city without an advanced degree. i'll feel a lot better about getting out of here, once i get one.
needless to say, i'm still looking for money. the foundation center seems to be a solid place to start. if anyone has any other suggestions, get at me. i would love to hear them.
in the meantime, i found a 26 minute documentary called scholarslip about the student debt crisis that really sums up so much of what's fundamentally wrong with the system.
and as if all of that weren't enough, here's a word from frugal dad -- college isn't cheap!