College Graduates Choosing Military to Help Pay Off Loans

Senior Christopher Rogers chose Emerson to create a career out of journalism. Now, with over $100,000 in student debt, Rogers will join the military after graduation for its student loan forgiveness programs.

Each year, Rogers said he needs to take out roughly $20,000 to $30,000 to attend Emerson. Before he applied, he knew money could become an issue, but neither Rogers nor his mother would let that keep him from attending college.

“[My mom] has always been a positive influence in that way,” Rogers said. “She wasn’t going to let money be an issue about that. Money was an issue our whole lives.”

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