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Sen. Marco Rubio just finished paying off student loan debt

Posted by on Dec. 4, 2012 at 10:37 PM
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Florida Sen. Marco Rubio (Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

WASHINGTON--Florida Sen. Marco Rubio announced Tuesday that he had finally finished paying off his student loan debt this year using proceeds from sales of his autobiography.

Rubio was honored Tuesday night at the Jack Kemp Foundation Awards dinner, where he made a case for broad policy reform, including changes to the nation's education system.

"We need to reform our federal college grant and loan programs. To me college affordability is an issue that is very personal. Because the only reason why I was able to go to college--the only reason--was because of federal grants and loans.  But when I graduated from law school, I had close to $150,000 in student debt," Rubio said after accepting the award. "That's a debt I just paid off just last year with the proceeds of my book 'An American Son,' the perfect holiday gift and available on Amazon for only $11.99."

As late as this summer, Rubio said he was one of the few members of Congress still paying off loans. The 41-year-old Republican senator graduated with a bachelor's degree from the University of Florida in 1993 and received his law degree from the University of Miami in 1996.

According to his latest income disclosure form filed in 2010, Rubio still had between $100,001 to $250,000 in debt when he was elected.

by on Dec. 4, 2012 at 10:37 PM
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Canvas_says
by Silver Member on Dec. 4, 2012 at 10:39 PM
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Yikes, he graduated from College the year I graduated from high school, I'm as old now as our politicians dammit. 

Lurion
by Member on Dec. 4, 2012 at 10:39 PM

Um...who cares? Or do you just like posting his name with whatever comes after it?

mom2twinboyz
by Bronze Member on Dec. 4, 2012 at 10:42 PM
What exactly is your point to this OP?

I don't suppose you put yourself through law school? It's expensive.
Sisteract
by Socialist Hippie on Dec. 5, 2012 at 12:30 AM
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The more education that you have, the more likely that you'll be in debt- unless you are lucky enough to have a sugar daddy paying your bills.

Good for him for paying off his debt.

I had student debt for 10 years after I graduated from college-

DawnPratt23
by on Dec. 5, 2012 at 1:03 AM
Lol, I was thinking the same thing. I'll be paying off my loans for years to come. Paid off my hubbys loan 7 yrs ago.

Quoting Canvas_says:

Yikes, he graduated from College the year I graduated from high school, I'm as old now as our politicians dammit. 

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