That's a different world of funny money, very unlike the five-figure debt most folks pile up and fall apart. So, it's no surprise that the six-figure law school student loan crowd Staci Zaretsky interviewed via Twitter were fairly stoical. Here is her article on Abovethelaw.com.
Some were banking, pun intended, on the loan forgiveness program. That mostly applies to working in the trenches of government or non-profits. The sweet deal, though, could turn out to be an ugly tax bill at the end. After all, as things now stand, forgiven debt is taxable.
Others expected to spend the rest of their lives paying off that nut. One solo, not complaining, says it will be slow-going.
A bit of regret did seep in. One debtor sighs that a house in the suburbs could have been purchased for that amount of money.
When I departed a doctoral program in the humanities jobless, the debt was not six-figures. No surprise, I defaulted into bitterness about investing so much of my young adulthood into pursuing intellectual excellence. That eventually shifted to puzzlement about how the hell I got into that pickle in the first place, that is, the academic excellence game. After all, I was first-generation-college. More recently, with un-marketable education becoming the road more traveled, I can forgive myself.