Ok, I have a question for all of you ladies who are (currently) in college with loans, or have graduated from college and took out loans. Basically, I have no understanding of loans, but heres the deal. It is vitally important to my overall happiness that I complete my education ( around one year) out of state. I got accepted into the University that I just got from being on exchange at, and I really want to go. The problem is I will not be recieving any financial help from my parents for this one, and the cost of tuition, living, and car stuff will be around $25,000 for this last year. I understand that's a large sum of money-- and I'm apprehensive about taking out such a loan. Education is of upmost importance to me, and I plan on going to grad school at this same Universty ( where it will be less expensive once I am an official resident.) So, do any of you have experience with school loans? Is taking one out worth it, in your opinion? Will I be crippled by debt when I graduate?? I'm extremely nervous about all of this, but I just really want to go to school somewhere else. btw, if I stay here I will graduate with less than 7,000 in loans and will finish in one year. =-/ I suppose I feel a little guilty and foolish for wanting this, and I'd appreciate any advice, whether about the situation or the loans! Thanks!