I work part-time to pay for living expenses and books, but that's usually all I can cover. My parents would like to help but they can't afford it, so I take out loans. This time next year, I'll be $24k in debt, with over two years to go. I have to say, I'm extremely jealous of those who don't work at all! My friend was complaining to me about his college fund the other day. I said, "college fund?! I had one of those, and it went from $20k to $2k after 9/11." I am fine with it, although taking out loans certainly is stressful. I'm definitely thinking about job security and career prospects more than I ever did before. I also don't know what kind of repayment I'm looking at, or how it will impact my lifestyle after graduation. Any grads with insight, or undergrads with similar stories? How do you finance it?