En route to Norwich despite some tossy ticket inspector. Never get this line so I get to see lots of new graff. Styles for miles
all my arts are hung ready for the show and i handed in my critical evaluation. first year is almost over
today i was wondering what you ‘do’ with art you make at uni after its graded as i dont like the idea of selling it. whilst taking it home on the tube cos studios have to be emptied before the end of year show it got all smashed up. i guess i dont have to worry what to do with it now.
Students who acquire large debts putting themselves through school are unlikely to think about changing society. When you trap people in a system of debt they can’t afford the time to think. Tuition fee increases are a “disciplinary technique,” and, by the time students graduate, they are not only loaded with debt, but have also internalized the “disciplinarian culture.” This makes them efficient components of the consumer economy.
Noam Chomsky (via lesilencieux)
I got an email today from StudentDebtCrisis.org asking people with student debt to take a survey about their experience paying off their loans and dealing with lenders. They’re going to present their findings to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, so if you’re one of the millions of college grads suffering under a mountain of debt, you should definitely fill it out.
It’s not just college graduates who struggle with student loans. Many students drop out because they can’t afford to go further, but still have to pay and don’t have a degree in the market. Others drop out for other reasons. I got kicked out after being raped and I had a huge heap of debt with no job and a bank completely unwilling to compromise (funny story: they sent it into collections 2 days after Christmas even though they said they wouldn’t bc I was going back to school).
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is a great resource. I was able to file a complaint about it. The bank still lied, though, and said they’d be willing to take them out of collections once I sent them proof I was back in school. They said I didn’t contact them or send them anything and sold the accounts to bill collectors (very silently).
I filed another complaint with CFPB and Key Bank INSTANTLY contacted me. It was almost hilarious.
In short: Private loan providers are scum. The CFPB is awesome and is the reason why I don’t have the shittiest credit in the world.
edit: some links about non-graduates with debtfuckyeahfeminists)