Hello there! I’m thirty years young and accepted to the post bac program at Mills. I have an art history undergrad (3.8 GPA) from a competitive liberal arts degree and received my MSW from an ivy (3.9 GPA). I was a social worker at a Psych ER and fell in love with medicine and decided to change my path in hope of becoming an OB/GYN. I’m accepted at Mills for my post bac and will start this fall, but I have to take out private loans to fund it. I know this is the best choice for me, but taking out that much in loans (I’m looking at 400k total) is pretty scary and overwhelming.
This decision to pursue my passion is an emotional one, but I need to take stock of all factors. I’ve crunched the numbers and I think I can everything back in five years if I live like a resident, but I’d love to hear from people how they paid back or plan to pay off their debt.