Originally Posted by HowlerKarma
LOANS. Mostly unsubsidized, and 9K annually are parent loans, not "student" loans.

And still burns so many years later, that no one explained that the parent loans are not deferred. So, a parent scraping by to meet their portion of the non-covered tuition/expenses can be totally crushed when that loan repayment starts to hit a few months after school starts. (see above, where I was "lucky" enough to attend both a top tier and a mid-level state school.)