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992 - Loan Forgiveness Programs

April 21st, 2014

Episode 65 of 463 episodes

If you’re looking for a way to pay off your student loans, we may have the answer for you in this episode. Slow Dialog: 1:16 Explanation: 3:14 Fast Dialog: 15:35 Martin: One hundred eleven days and counting. Georgina: Are you counting down to something? Martin: I’m counting down to the day when my student loans will be discharged. I only took this job because it qualifies for the loan forgiveness program. Georgina: But you’ve worked here for over two years already. You mean you’ve been working to pay off your student loans all this time? Martin: That’s right. I took out loans to subsidize my college education. After I graduated, I had a choice to either start repaying the loans or work in a public service job for three years. Georgina: Three years is a long commitment. Martin: You’re telling me, but I had no choice. It was either that or be indebted for the next 10 to 15 years. I couldn’t take that. Georgina: Now I get it. Martin: Get what? Georgina: I’ve noticed you’ve been happier lately and I thought you were finally enjoying your work here, but now I know it’s because you’re getting closer to getting out from under your loans. Martin: That’s right. In less than four months I’ll be free at last, free at last! Script by Dr. Lucy Tse