So apparently Navient thinks I am made of money. They actually expected me to be able to pay $620 and some change monthly on my student loans. This is after a year of income based repayment directly to the dept of ed for a year to get out of default.
I’m not even using this fucking degree for it to cause me all this hassle. An hour later, a half-dead phone battery and a lot of irritation later, I finally got them to agree to another 3 month forbearance, the same amount I was paying before, $109 which is still a stretch some months.
The initial plan they offered scaled up to almost $1100 per month in the final years of repayment. What kind of jobs do they think we have to pay that kind of money.
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Tanya DePass is the founder and Director of I Need Diverse Games, a non-profit organization based in Chicago, which is dedicated to better diversification of all aspects of gaming. I Need Diverse Games serves the community by supporting marginalized developers attend the Game Developer Conference by participating in the GDC Scholarship program, helps assist attendance at other industry events, and is seeking partnership with organizations and initiatives.
Tanya is a lifelong Chicagoan who loves everything about gaming, #INeedDiverseGames spawn point, and wants to make it better and more inclusive for everyone. She founded and was the EIC of Fresh Out of Tokens podcast where games culture was discussed and viewed through a lense of feminism, intersectionality and diversity. Now she’s a co-host on Spawn on Me Podcast. Along with all of that, she’s the Programming Coordinator for OrcaCon, she often speaks on issues of diversity, feminism, race, intersectionality & other topics at multiple conventions throughout the year. Her writing about games and games critique appears in Uncanny Magazine, Polygon, Wiscon Chronicles, Vice Gaming, Paste Games, Mic, and other publications.
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