• Courtney Stempinski

    Courtney Stempinski

    Class of 2017, Graduate Student
    Cambridge, MN
    Master of Education

    Courtney's Bio:
    I'm an Elementary Education major at CSS. I also plan to minor in Spanish. Having done PSEO, I came to CSS with more than 60 credits. I'm part of Volunteers Involved Through Action (VITA), Students Today Leaders Forever (STLF), and other clubs! Dance has been part of my life for 10 years, and now I'm trying to fit it into my schedule again. I love spending time watching Supernatural and Once Upon a Time, and reading Harry Potter and other great books. I live in a suite with 3 other girls, and we are always finding something fun to do around campus!

  • Brooke Elvehjem

    Junior
    Mora, MN
    Biology

    Laila Zemar

    Sophomore
    Casablanca, Morocco
    Biochemistry, Biology and Pre-med

    Halle Nystrom

    Graduate Student
    Fargo, ND
    M.S. Health Information Management

    Jason Chavez

    Senior
    Minneapolis, MN
    Psychology, Organizational Behavior, and Social Work

  • Shivani Singh

    Junior
    Mumbai, India
    Management & Marketing

    Daniela Moreno Gomez

    Senior
    San Salvador, El Salvador
    Computer Information Systems and Finance

    Conrado Eiroa Solans

    Senior
    Madrid, Spain
    Psychology Major, Biology minor

    Katelyn Gehling

    Junior
    East Bethel, MN
    Exercise Physiology for Pre-Physical Therapy

  • Yael Ikoba-Ndjip

    Senior
    Brussels, Belgium
    Accounting Major; Finance minor

    Shauney Moen

    Graduate Student
    Oak Grove, MN
    Doctorate of Physical Therapy

    Laura Salazar

    Senior
    Bogotá, Colombia
    Marketing and Business Management

    Jin Baek

    Senior
    Aurora, CO
    Biology and Chemistry (Pre-Med)

  • Bryan Chavez

    Junior
    Richfield, MN
    Accounting and Finance

    Takudzwa Munjanja

    Senior
    Gweru, Zimbabwe
    Health Information Management, CIS minor

    Neena Koslowski

    Junior
    Apple Valley, MN
    Management

    Kathryn McCarrick

    Sophomore
    Saint Paul, MN
    Elementary Education

  • Malvern Madondo

    Senior
    Harare, Zimbabwe
    Mathematics & Computer Science

My Loans are How Much?!

When I was starting college and filling out financial aid, I was happy that I was even offered enough loans to cover college. I’m the first in my family to go to college and we were low-income. So, I accepted all my Stafford loans offered to me; sometimes I even was offered an additional Stafford loan, due to my parents’ rejection for a Parent Plus Loan. A few days ago I realized I haven’t finished my exit loan counseling. I remember getting a little paper slip about it during the graduation fair, however… my mind just blanked on doing it. Or how to even do it. I finally started doing it; but I was shocked! I took about $30,000 out in federal loans. According to the loan repayment calculator I had to do, I will be paying roughly $42,000 over 10 years! That’s $400-600 a month it calculated. WHAT????

I am going to start paying it back double as much early on to get rid of that nasty interest. I had planned to receive public service loan forgiveness, so I need to check in with Savvy Saints about that. Thank goodness Savvy Saints on campus will help Saints, enrolled and alumni!

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