I absolutely love this! New Orleans rapper Dee-1, a 2009 graduate of Louisiana State University celebrated paying back his Sallie Mae student loans with a new song. After college, David Augustine Jr. or Dee-1 taught middle school math in Baton Rouge. After a few years, he decided to move on from teaching and pursue his musical dreams. In 2014, his efforts paid off as he was signed to a major label, RCA Inspiration. When faced with the decision of what to do with his advance from the label, he made the mature decision to pay back his student loans! With nearly 340,000 views this video is striking a cord with college graduates all over the country.
The student loan debt crisis in the country has hit $1.4 trillion. High school teaches you how to get into college, but no one is teaching students how to “do” college. I believe that it is possible to graduate in four-years, it is possible to avoid or minimize student loan debt, it is possible to complete multiple internships and have employers chasing after you when you graduate. I’m on a mission to help you understand the simple steps to graduate on time, save money and launch your career.
Check out this great resource, MoneyUnder30, for guidance and advice for paying off student loan debt as fast as possible.