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how much debt are you willing to take to go to college and get that awesome degree or degrees? 

42%
13 deviants said less than 10.000
19%
6 deviants said 100.000+
13%
4 deviants said 20-30.000
10%
3 deviants said 10-20.000
6%
2 deviants said 30-40.000
3%
1 deviant said 50-60.000
3%
1 deviant said 70-80.000
3%
1 deviant said 80-90.000
0%
No deviants said 40-50.000
0%
No deviants said 60-70.000

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:iconvulpes-de-lune:
Vulpes-De-Lune Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2013
None *willing* e_e
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:iconahkward:
Ahkward Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
lol
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Dragonfoxing Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2013
I was willing to go upwards of 50 thou in debt...then found out that I could have gone to a public university for almost free; not only that, but due to failed team projects and personal situations, I had to withdraw a year ago last december. So... :U
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:iconahkward:
Ahkward Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Baw, I would be sad to go to a schoolthen withdraw
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:icondragonfoxing:
Dragonfoxing Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2013
I pretty much went in for two years to learn things I could learn on my own (comp sci) just to try to earn a piece of paper. >.>
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:iconahkward:
Ahkward Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
exactly that silly piece of paper. lol
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Dracorum-Order Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2013
As mentioned, it cost me 28,000 but that included living costs too. Had I just stayed at home, it would only have been just over 10,000.

Whilst a degree does have some importance on getting you a job, you need to make sure you have a portfolio, evidence of some work experience, and most importantly a good attitude and initiative, as those are what employers are looking out for.
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:iconahkward:
Ahkward Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Oh mine includes living expenses too. XD

Yes, the portfolio is so important. My problem is, while I am satisfied with my classwork, I do not feel they are adequate enough for my portfolio.
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:icondracorum-order:
Dracorum-Order Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2013
Yeah, there is that aspect of ensuring that you sell yourself well by showing your best works. But likewise, don't be afraid to show some development in your work. Employers want to examine your thinking processes as well.
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:iconahkward:
Ahkward Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
I love development and process work. I do not think my works are finished enough.
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dreamerjayne Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2013  Student General Artist
No debt. There are plenty of grants out there.
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:iconahkward:
Ahkward Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
So, I can get 200k worth of grants? Sign me up. lol That is how much my schooling costs here. XD
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dreamerjayne Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2013  Student General Artist
No need to get sarcastic with me, hun.
Of course it depends on what kind of school you go to. Yes, if you go to a expensive college, of course grants wont cover it. But there are cheaper colleges that can give you almost all of the same degrees that a much more expensive place can--And I'm not talking about community college. It really comes down to the brand you want to buy; are you ok with getting into debt for the name brand, or would you rather take the less expensive, albeit less glamorous, off-brand college? Personally Idgaf about the name of my college. I'm ok with the off-brand.
Of course there are some degrees that only certain colleges offer. With that, you have to make the decision: "is it that important to me?"
This is a poll, asking for opinions, and my bad experience with college debt is what gives me this opinion. Of course it doesn't apply to anyone else: the grants I will get will cover the college I will go to.
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:iconahkward:
Ahkward Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Oh I wasn't trying to be sarcastic. XD More like joking. sorry. ^^;
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:icondreamerjayne:
dreamerjayne Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013  Student General Artist
well...then...
this is awkward...
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:iconahkward:
Ahkward Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
XD Yeah..... tone of voice does not reach through screens. I forgot that.

Awkward.... hurrhurr
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:icondreamerjayne:
dreamerjayne Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013  Student General Artist
yeah... I was also very irritable... sorry XD
punpunpunpunpunpunpun :iconomgrun-plz:
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:iconahkward:
Ahkward Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
ROFL No worries man, we all have our days, and combined with my lack of cmoputer emotion skills. XD well it makes for an odd conversation and misunderstandings abound. XD
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NukeRooster Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2013
I don't want to get into any debt, but at the same time a degree is the line between getting a job or not. It's inevitable.
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:iconahkward:
Ahkward Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
That is my thought too.
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DaveRabbit Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
uh man...thats a a difficult one...
I'd say any amount that's necessary tho...I'd do anything to go to a bloody art university (Unfortunately tho I live in switzerland, where we have like only one of those...)
Well, I guess sometimes life doesn't really go as we'd wish it went...but as far as money go, I'd take the risk and jump, even if the dept's gonna be huge. In the end it's your life, and if I could choose between the happiness given by money and the happiness of living your passion every day for the rest of your existence, I'd go for the second option ten times out of ten.
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:iconahkward:
Ahkward Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Me too, the latter part you mentioned. That is why i risk 100.000$ of debt to go to my school.
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DaveRabbit Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Well, much, much respect for you, that sounds like a very risky leap to take :l
..hope everything's gonna work out fine!
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:iconahkward:
Ahkward Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
:iconcryforeverplz: me too. I could buy a house for that amount of money.
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:icondaverabbit:
DaveRabbit Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
...or you could by a castle later thanks to the earnings from your awesome art :3
It's true, sometimes we gotta wait for things to get better...and I really admire you for taking such a big risk and not flee away as the first obstacles shows up...
Seriously, much, much, much respect :iconherotimeplz:
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:iconahkward:
Ahkward Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
:iconteatimeplz: Well, you know know if you will succeed if you never try.
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:icondaverabbit:
DaveRabbit Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
yeah, but in your case it's pretty risky to "just try"...

...also is it normal that I suddenly feel the need to commish you?
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Ahkward Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
XD It is going to be risky when you go to college, especially a private one. But art colleges are mostly private, very few are not. So it was something I had to consider even as I was just deciding what my career would be.

Ohhohohoho Maybe. XD Or it might just be pity. :p
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