College Grad $200K in Debt Wants You to Pay Her Loans

Kelli Space launches the website Two Hundred Thou to solicit donations
By Kate Seamons,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 23, 2010 9:47 AM CST
Updated Nov 27, 2010 7:00 PM CST
Down $200K, College Grad Wants You to Pay Her Loans
Shower her with your pennies!   (?alancleaver_2000)

Sign No. 341 that our kids need some kind of financial education in high school: Northeastern alum Kelli Space has launched a website called Two Hundred Thou. Yes, you guessed it: Space borrowed close to that amount (when you tack on interest) to attend college, and is currently making $891 payments to Sallie Mae each month that she can't afford, even with a full-time job. How did she find herself in this pickle? By following the "romantic advice" that the "cost of tuition should never keep you from attending a great school." What's a girl to do? Why ask you to pay her debt!

"Now, with your help, I can fix the mistake I made 5 years ago—as an 18-year-old, financially-unintelligent high school graduate," writes Space, who includes a handy chart on her site that explains that she just needs to find 300,000 Americans willing to donate 67 cents to pay it all off. To date she has raised $1,726.50. Click here for more.
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