Higher education is meant to get you ahead of the competition. But if you study in the US and have to pay tens of thousands of dollars for it, in a way, the diploma also sets you back. While the country remains the world’s most popular destination for international students, it’s also among the most expensive choices. However, the locals have a pretty hard time paying for it too.
A few days ago, American Twitter user Wee-Yum shared a screenshot of their student debt: $82,649.35. “This is my student loan amount,” they wrote. “I don’t stress because it ain’t ever getting paid off.” In order to find solace, Wee-Yum asked others to share their numbers as well.
Since this has been such a hot public topic, it didn’t take long before the tweet went viral. Generating over 93.4K likes, it has received plenty of replies with staggering dollar amounts. Sadly, you can feel that some of the people who shared them seem pretty hopeless about it.