93 Student Loan Quotes To Inspire You

Following is our list of student loan quotations and slogans full of insightful wisdom and perspective about loan.

The Most Famous Student Loan Quotes (Best in 2024)

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Instead of bailing out Wall Street for the fourth time.. let's bail out the students. — Jill Stein

Students who acquire large debts putting themselves through school are unlikely to think about changing society. When you trap people in a system of debt, they can't afford the time to think. — Noam Chomsky

Some debts are fun while you are acquiring them, But none are fun when you set about retiring them. — Ogden Nash

It is not the job of the Department of Education to maximize profits for the government at the cost of squeezing students who are struggling to get an education. — Elizabeth Warren

Pell Grants are, and have been, critically important tools in making higher education a possibility for lower- and middle-income students. — Christopher Dodd

Rich people use debt to leverage investments and grow cash flows. Poor people use debt to buy things that make rich people richer. — Grant Cardone

College is the reward for surviving high school. Most people have great fun stories from college and nightmare stories from high school. — Judd Apatow

This would be a much better world if more married couples were as deeply in love as they are in debt. — Earl Wilson

A national debt, if it is not excessive, will be to us a national blessing. — Alexander Hamilton

Blessed are the young for they shall inherit the national debt. — Herbert Hoover

Student Loan Debt Quotes

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There are 43 million people who are locked into predatory student loan debt, from which there is no exit. — Jill Stein

If you're considering going into student debt, I encourage you to seek the Lord's will through the reading and study of His Word, prayer, and the wise counsel of others before you make the decision to take out a loan. — Randy Alcorn

What I think is bugging this guy [Steven Lerner] is the belief that debt - forced debt upon middle-class people, students (i.e., student loans and so forth) - has made Wall Street bankers and financial people excessively, unfairly, out-of-proportionally rich. — Rush Limbaugh

Student loan quote If you want to achieve greatly in life, be a student of achievement.
If you want to achieve greatly in life, be a student of achievement.

Let's say you're all worried about student-loan debt and you need to have steady income. That doesn't have to be your everything. — Alexis Ohanian

If you're one of the millions of people who have student debt right now, I'll help you refinance your loans at better rates. — Hillary Clinton

We call for a bailout for an entire generation that is basically held hostage by unpayable student-loan debt. — Jill Stein

Student loan quote If we spark a student's passion, we unleash a powerful force upon the world.
If we spark a student's passion, we unleash a powerful force upon the world.

Normally, if someone goes bankrupt, you wipe out the debt and get a fresh start. But that's not permitted with student loans. So the effect is to impoverish many graduates with very high debts. — Michael Hudson

But credit card debt is unsecured debt, which means if you get in trouble and cannot pay off your credit card, you can discharge it in bankruptcy. What are they going do to you? If you're in a financial position to just methodically pay off both credit card and student loans, pay them all. — Suze Orman

Remember that in most cases, student loan debt is not dischargeable in bankruptcy. So you continue to pay it off anyway. Those who have very low interest rates (2-2.5 percent) on student loans and know everything is secure, great. — Suze Orman

War at home is matched by a war on youth. I wrote about this recently. Young people graduate with an average of $23,000 in student loan debt, and they are the ones saddled with it. Youth have become indentured servants and that turns them away from public service. — Henry Giroux

Loan Quotes

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Treat the earth well: it was not given to you by your parents, it was loaned to you by your children. We do not inherit the Earth from our Ancestors, we borrow it from our Children. — Crazy Horse

It's time for the bully pulpit of the White House to bring the gangstas in, put them around the table and let them know that if they don't come up with loan modifications and keep people in their homes that they've worked so hard for, we're gonna tax them out of business. — Maxine Waters

Children are not casual guests in our home. They have been loaned to us temporarily for the purpose of loving them and instilling a foundation of values on which their future lives will be built. — Dr. James Dobson

Student loan quote Great teachers engineer learning experiences that put students in the driver's s
Great teachers engineer learning experiences that put students in the driver's seat and then get out of the way.

Imperialism is a system of exploitation that occurs not only in the brutal form of those who come with guns to conquer territory. Imperialism often occurs in more subtle forms, a loan, food aid, blackmail . We are fighting this system that allows a handful of men on earth to rule all of humanity. — Thomas Sankara

Our abode in this world is transitory, our life therein is but a loan, our breaths are numbered and our indolence is manifest. — Abu Bakr

The Obama administration has embraced the policies of George W. Bush, and then gone much further. Wall Street bailouts went ballistic under Obama - $700 billion under Bush, but $4.5 trillion under Obama, plus another $16 trillion in zero-interest loans for Wall Street. — Jill Stein

Student loan quote I think the world is run by "C" students.
I think the world is run by "C" students.

The submission of one's will is really the only uniquely personal thing we have to place on God's altar. The many other things we 'give' are actually the things He has already given or loaned to us. — Neal A. Maxwell

One day the painting will be a centerpiece of my museum in my hometown Chiba, but before then I wish to loan this piece – which has been unseen by the public for more than 30 years – to institutions and exhibitions around the world. — Yusaku Maezawa

Your money, your singleness, marriage, talent and time, they were loaned to you to show the world that Christ is Divine — LeCrae

To loan is to buy troubles. — Indian Proverbs

Bank Loan Quotes

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Increasingly, the real estate developers can't get bank loans for their project financing in China. They're now going into the Hong Kong market to raise money in the bond market at very, very high rates, as high as 15, 20 percent. — James Chanos

Thus, our national circulating medium is now at the mercy of loan transactions of banks, which lend, not money, but promises to supply money they do not possess — Irving Fisher

China's idea of fair trade is government subsidies of its textile and apparel exports to the United States, currency manipulation, and forgiveness of loans by its government banks. — Virginia Foxx

Student loan quote If we spark a student's passion, we unleash a powerful force upon the world.
If we spark a student's passion, we unleash a powerful force upon the world.

Historically, usury was defined as any interest whatever on an unproductive loan.Our whole banking system I have ever abhorred, I continue to abhor, and I shall die abhorring. — John Adams

Today, if you look at financial systems around the globe, more than half the population of the world - out of six billion people, more than three billion - do not qualify to take out a loan from a bank. This is a shame. — Muhammad Yunus

Growth at an exceptional rate is a red flag in banking. It is hard enough to manage an ordinary bank; to control a sprouting weed is well-nigh impossible. If loans are expanding too quickly, the lending officers have probably been saying 'yes' too frequently. — James Grant

Student loan quote We need technology in every classroom and in every student and teacher's hand, b
We need technology in every classroom and in every student and teacher's hand, because it is the pen and paper of our time, and it is the lens through which we experience much of our world.

Faith is like private capital, stored in one's own house. It is like a public savings bank or loan office, from which individuals receive assistance in their days of need; but here the creditor quietly takes his interest for himself. — Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

The Federal Reserve needs to provide small businesses in America with the same low-interest loans it gave to foreign banks. — Bernie Sanders

And I think the more money you put in people's hands, the more they will spend. And if they don't spend it, they invest it. And investing it is another way of creating jobs. It puts money into mutual funds or other kinds of banks that can go out and make loans, and we need to do that. — Michael Bloomberg

You can always make a loan at a bank if you can show sufficient evidence that you don't need it. — Evan Esar

Car Loan Quotes

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I never had the high-paying job or the company car. It took me over a decade to pay off my student loans. I never had to worry about where to dock my yacht to reduce my taxes. — Christine O'Donnell

I have stood in a bar in Lambourn and been offered, in the space of five minutes, a poached salmon, a leg of a horse, a free trip to Chantilly, marriage, a large unsolicited loan, ten tips for a ten-horse race, two second-hand cars, a fight, and the copyright to a dying jockey's life story. — Jeffrey Bernard

Bad debt is debt that makes you poorer. I count the mortgage on my home as bad debt, because I'm the one paying on it. Other forms of bad debt are car payments, credit card balances, or other consumer loans. — Robert Kiyosaki

Student loan quote The best teachers are those who pass on their zeal and enthusiasm as a legacy to
The best teachers are those who pass on their zeal and enthusiasm as a legacy to their students.

Never loan your car to anyone to whom you've given birth. — Erma Bombeck

We must fundamentally restructure our student loan program. It makes no sense that students and their parents are forced to pay interest rates for higher education loans that are much higher than they pay for car loans or housing mortgages. — Bernie Sanders

America has so much debt, if she were a person she'd need a co-signer to get a car loan. — Dov Davidoff

As we drive down the freeways, we see the new cars, but not the massive new-car loans that enslave their drivers to the banks. — Gerry Spence

Yes, Americans can still get credit for cars and trucks and refrigerators, and those businesses are doing well. But just try to get a home loan now. — Ben Stein

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More Student Loan Quotes

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Student debt is crushing the lives of millions of Americans. How does it happen that we can get a home mortgage or purchase a car with interest rates half of that being paid for student loans? We must make higher education affordable for all. We must substantially lower interest rates on student loans. This must be a national priority. — Bernie Sanders

Debt is so ingrained into our culture that most Americans can't even envision a car without a payment ... a house without a mortgage ... a student without a loan ... and credit without a card. We've been sold debt with such repetition and with such fervor that most folks can't conceive of what it would be like to have NO payments. — Dave Ramsey

I'm here not just as an actress but as a woman, an African-American, a granddaughter of Ellis Island immigrants, a person who could not have afforded college without the help of student loans and as one of millions of volunteers working to re-elect President Obama! — Kerry Washington

As president, I will fight to make tuition in public colleges and universities free, as well as substantially lower interest rates on student loans. — Bernie Sanders

Students are suffering under incredibly high tuitions and high student loan interest rates. They graduate from school, and they're having a very difficult time finding a job. They don't feel as though there are honest leaders who are listening to them, and who will be a part of the solution. — Tulsi Gabbard

The rising costs of higher education coupled with the stress of paying student loans are putting increasing pressure on students. — Hank Johnson

And I think it's that time. And I think if you just step aside and Mr. Romney can kind of take over. You can maybe still use a plane. Though maybe a smaller one. Not that big gas guzzler you are going around to colleges and talking about student loans and stuff like that. — Clint Eastwood

I would get my student loans, get money, register and never really go. It was a system I thought would somehow pan out. — Ray Romano

Believe it or not, when we were first married, our combined monthly student loan bills were actually higher than our mortgage. — Michelle Obama

I tried out for another show while I was in college so I could pay off my student loans, and it sort of led to The Real World. The same people that were casting that show were casting The Real World, so they asked me to do it. — Trishelle Cannatella

In Germany, college tuition is free. In America, college tuition is increasingly unaffordable. In a highly competitive global economy, which country do you think will have the best educated work force and a competitive advantage? We must make tuition free in public colleges and universities and substantially reduce interest rates on student loans. — Bernie Sanders

By making college unaffordable and student loans unbearable, we risk deterring our best and brightest from pursuing higher education and securing a good paying job. — Mark Pocan

This is a derivative, if you will, of Cloward-Piven [theory]. "[Stephen] Lerner's plan is to organize a mass, coordinated 'strike' on mortgage, student loan, and local government debt payments - thus bringing the banks to the edge of insolvency and forcing them to renegotiate the terms of the loans. — Rush Limbaugh

If you have credit card debt and credit card companies continue to close down the cards, what are you going to do? What are you going to do if they raise your interest rates to 32 percent? That's five times higher than what your kid is going to pay in interest on a student loan. Get rid of your credit card debt. — Suze Orman

We need to align the incentives so that colleges have an incentive to keep down their costs... to graduate students on time with degrees in areas where they're going to be able to get jobs and going to be able to pay back those loans. — Elizabeth Warren

I had three jobs in college. The best day of my life was when I paid off my student loans, on my own. — Jessica Seinfeld

We need to make college affordable in price, and also have lower-cost student loans and more available grants for students. — Debbie Stabenow

I'll release my tax returns when Barack Obama releases his college transcripts and the copy of his admission records to show whether he got any loans as a foreign student. When he releases that, talk to me about my tax returns. — Mike Huckabee

At a time when going to college has never been more important, it's never been more expensive, and our nation's families haven't been in this kind of financial duress since the great depression. And so what we have is just sort of a miraculous opportunity simply by stopping the subsidy to banks when we already have the risk of loans. We can plow those savings into our students. And we can make college dramatically more affordable, tens of billions of dollars over the next decade. — Arne Duncan

Ending up-front fees should make it far easier for all students to go to university as they will no longer have to pay up to /1,125 out of their loans at the start of each year. Student loans will also rise to meet average living costs. — Anne Campbell

Poorer students take out larger loans and will have to contribute more to the cost of higher education. — Anne Campbell

People look at the future and see a black hole. They look at climate change and see an ecological crisis. They look at their leaders corrupted by money and see a political crisis. They wonder if they'll ever be able to pay off their student loan or own a house. Given this ecological, political and financial crisis, what they want is a different future. Their fundamental demand is a different regime to provide that future. — Kalle Lasn

So we are in for years of debt deflation. That means that people have to pay so much debt service for mortgages, credit cards, student loans, bank loans and other obligations that they have less to spend on goods and services. So markets shrink. New investment and employment fall off, and the economy is falls into a downward spiral. — Michael Hudson

What I want to do first with education is my student loan idea. Basically, if you go into teaching and teach for five years, your student loans should be forgiven. It doesn't cost that much. — Charles Schumer

There is a much bigger issue with student loan rates, the cost of tuition; those are some huge problems that need to be resolved. — Alexis Ohanian

Cutting HBCUs was unconscionable. Implementing new regulations on Parent Plus loans, which cost HBCUs 28,000 students, was hostile. At the same time, it is important to note that, except for his first two years, which were a missed opportunity, President [Barack] Obama faced rabid opposition from the Republicans. — Julianne Malveaux

There's one other element I just want to be sure to mention here: that is that there are 43 million young people who are locked into predatory student loan debt for whom there is no way out in the foreseeable future given the economy that we have: this predatory Wall Street driven financialized low-wage service industry economy. — Jill Stein

I think we're at a really unique moment right now because the American people are waking up to the fact that it is a race to the bottom between these two corporate parties that are sending jobs overseas, putting downward pressure on wages, starving people out of healthcare, locking an entire generation into unpayable predatory student loan debt. — Jill Stein

In this particular historical moment, the notion of conjuncture helps us to address theoretically how youth protests are largely related to a historically specific neoliberal project that promotes vast inequalities in income and wealth, creates the student-loan-debt bomb, eliminates much-needed social programs, eviscerates the social wage, and privileges profits and commodities over people. — Henry Giroux

Seventy-eight percent of millennials are worried about not having enough good paying job opportunity to pay off their student loans. Seventy-four percent can't pay the health care if they get sick. Seventy-nine percent don't have enough money to live when they retire. So, already, we're having a whole generation that's coming on, not only here but also in Europe, that isn't able to get good-paying jobs. — Michael Hudson

If you have to pay about forty to forty-three percent of your income for housing, you also have to pay fifteen percent of your paycheck for the FICA for Social Security wage withholding. You have to pay medical care, you have to pay the banks for your credit card debt, student loans. Then you only have about twenty-five or thirty-five percent, maybe one-third of your salary to buy goods and services. That's all. — Michael Hudson

A consolidation makes sense only if you can lower your overall interest rate. Many people consolidate by taking out a home equity line loan or home equity line of credit (HELOC), refinancing a mortgage, or taking out a personal loan. They then use this cheaper debt to pay off more expensive debt, most frequently credit card loans, but also auto loans, private student loans, or other debt. — Jean Chatzky

Without the jobs being available to enable them to repay that [student-loan] debt in the course of their financial lifetimes, basically.We maintain that, yes, that's a significant chunk of change - it's $1.3 trillion - but what investment is more worth making than in a generation that does not have a future? — Jill Stein

If you haven't saved, your child may have to work. But do what you can to NEVER take out student or parent loans. — Michelle Singletary

Education is something that should not be organized on a for-profit basis, because in that case its purpose is not really to provide an education. It's not to teach students how to get better work, but how to provide banks with a free giveaway opportunity from the government, by making junk loans that are defaulted on. The effect may be to wreck the futures of the graduates that fall for the false promises that are being made. — Michael Hudson

In housing you have jingle mail and you can walk away and leave the bank holding the bag. In the case of student loans, the debt follows you through life, and the banks or government will turn it over to collection agencies that are not very nice people and can do all sorts of harassing things to you. It's becoming a nightmare. — Michael Hudson

Just like a house is worth whatever a bank's going to lend against it, an education is worth whatever the bank is going to lend the student to pay the university. So the availability of government-guaranteed student loans has vastly inflated the cost of education, just like it's inflated the cost of housing. — Michael Hudson

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