This may not be a huge deal here on Pinside, but I had to share this.
Today, I made my final payment on my federal subsidized student loans. I am student loan debt FREE!!!!!
I started off with $17k; I paid $14k of it off this year. Got tired of paying half the year in interest alone. Earned my BSEE in August 2011, now it is said, done, and paid for!!!
Not a story I expect to get a lot of attention here, and that is 100% fine. With the struggle of paying off student loans being VERY real for millions of students, it is nice to know that this is over for me, and I never have to worry about school loans again.
Next up, going to USC (California, not Carolina) for my Masters in Systems and Architectural Engineering. Being active duty, the Post 9/11 Bill will pretty much take care of the bill, so when I'm done, I will have my Masters with zero student loan debt across the board.