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How are you handling the student loans?

Discussion in 'Life After Film School - Careers & Internships' started by sharkb8, Mar 7, 2018.

  1. sharkb8

    sharkb8 iamb84shrk

    Feb 26, 2018
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    Hey graduates, I think a very helpful thing for those of us looking at film school would be to hear your experiences with handling the cost of your degree. Obviously film school is a significant financial investment. For instance, NYU estimates a COA of 90K per year, http://tisch.nyu.edu/content/dam/tisch/grad-film/COAGradFilmMay2016.pdf

    So I'm wondering, how do you feel about the cost involved in your decision? Did you get loans to cover your education? Do you feel that the cost involved was worth it?

    Are you struggling to pay back those loans or are they manageable? And how exactly are you going about paying them off? Are you using an income based repayment plan or a standard 10 year repayment plan? And what is your overall experience and thought process with how the student loans are being paid off?

    Any thoughts or experiences you can share would be hugely beneficial. Thanks!
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  2. Avec Love

    Avec Love New Member

    Mar 6, 2018
    Thanks for starting this topic. I'll just add that I'd also be interested in hearing experiences/ideas/thoughts about funding student films. Many schools, NYU and USC included, only provide a meager amount of support/funding for films and it would be interesting to hear either experiences of former students or the plans/tactics of the incoming classes to tackle this monetary challenge.
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