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[–]HailstormHankOC: 1[S] 8 points9 points  (2 children)

Source: Own records/data Tool used: Apple Numbers Metric: US Dollar

Context: I came to the US on a student-visa in 2015 to pursue grad school (Masters in Marketing). Upon graduation, I had a 12-month work-permit (that expired last week) during which I worked in a US-based tech company.

Foreseeing that the current immigration climate could work against my favor, I used my 12-month repayment-grace-period to pay off the loan in whole.

Last month, I was notified that my renewal application for my visa was not approved; so I am moving back home to India next week.

For clarity, my student-loan disbursement amount totals to $42,000, and repayment amount totals to $46,706.

[–]khanoftruthOC: 1 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Very cool! Congrats on the payoff.

[–]Dishonoreduser 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I was notified that my renewal application for my visa was not approved

Sorry to hear that. What do you think the reason of rejection was?

[–]OutspokenPerson 2 points3 points  (1 child)

Impressive. Were you supporting yourself while you paid it off, too? Really good work. Sorry we are assholes in the US.

[–]HailstormHankOC: 1[S] 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Impressive.

Thanks a lot!

Were you supporting yourself while you paid it off, too?

Yes, I don’t have a family to support, so I guess that made my finances easier.

Sorry we are assholes in the US.

Well, not all of you; just the orange one. ;)

Jokes apart, although I was initially disappointed with the news about my visa, I learned to accept it with no hard feelings. And I am definitely planning on visiting again in the future!