This 34-year-old paid off $81,000 in student debt, but not before it took a toll on her mental health

James Wellemeyer
This 34-year-old paid off $81,000 in student debt, but not before it took a toll on her mental health

Soon enough, she was accepted into a one-year intensive performance studies program at NYU’s Tisch School of Arts. While at NYU, she continued to make payments on her undergraduate loans but graduated in 2011 with $68,000 of debt and no job on the other side. The debt soon began to weigh on her mental health.