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I also worked 20 hrs per week most weeks at about $9-10/hr. Took a year off to work full time in my field as a co-op (had a high of 15k in debt at this point). Spent every summer taking classes and lived at school or off campus year round. Graduated with only 4k in debt (used $ from co-op paper mill job to pay it down). Paid it off fully in the first two years out.
I owe 100% of my success to the state of Michigan valuing it's young poor (white) kids.