Palazzolo, 25, graduated on Mother's Day from Rutgers University with a master's degree in public policy and student loans exceeding $116,000. His payments will average about $800 a month. It could have been worse: Because of his top grades, Rutgers paid Palazzolo's tuition for his final year of graduate school.
At a time when his friends are thinking about buying their first homes, he's looking for roommates to share a three-bedroom house so he can limit his rent to $600 a month. “I feel like I've done everything I was supposed to do, and at the end of the day, I've got this huge debt,” Palazzolo says. “What did I do wrong?”
Wrong? You apparently didn't look into the cost of the program in advance, you idiot. And if you start pulling in 6 figures--and why would you go into such a program unless you thought you could get 6 figures a year out of it--are we still supposed to feel sorry for you?
Cry me a river.