So I went down to the coffee shop to meet a friend and we got to talking, as one does at a coffee shop. I have a PhD, and he’s getting a PhD. Recently my friend ran into a guy in the halls who had received notice from the government that he could not take out any more student loans. That’s it. Cut off.
But then, I’m thinking, for reals? How much do you have to borrow to get cut off anyway? I can’t even.
People! Do not take out 100k in loans for a humanities PhD! Don’t do this! If you’re even thinking about doing this, call me. We’ll talk. I’ll use crayons.
We’ll talk about where PhD’s in the humanities lead. We’ll talk about what a PhD can and can not do for you. Spoiler! A PhD will not clean your cat box. A total let-down, right?
I’m stoked on my degree. I had fun – I use that term loosely – getting it. I went some entertaining places (Hello, Paris) and met some interesting people. But I would be a very, very freaked out unhappy person right now if I had borrowed $100,000 to do it.