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
Shower her with your pennies!   (?alancleaver_2000)

(Newser) – 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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Dec 5, 2010 3:16 AM CST
I would never hire this person to work in my company. She doesn't souund very bright and needs to go back and take Finance 101. To pay 200k for a pretend science degree in Sociology is like asking Jesse James to guard the bank. She could probably earn a lot more laying on her back and saying "yes" to every male instead of begging for money on the internet.
Nov 28, 2010 1:24 PM CST
I am just curious, what kind of educational degree cost 200K ? Obviously not a financial one. Just a quick Google search shows that the average cost for even the most expensive Private College degree cost 35K per year! Sound like this girl is going to learn a lessen in life the hard way!
Nov 28, 2010 12:53 PM CST
I once met a stripper who was nothing short of amazing. When I complimented her, she told me she only danced summers as a way to get through law school. As I recall, I donated a couple of dollars to help the poor girl with her education.