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College debts that once seemed to make sense

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“You can go to any college you want.”

“You won’t have to pay for college.”

“You’ll have lots of scholarships and financial aid.”

These are just a few of the things my parents said throughout my childhood. I am a second-generation U.S.-born Latina. Growing up in the suburbs of Fort Worth, I was a straight-A student in Advanced Placement classes, with many civic activities on my risumi.

At 17, I never could have dreamed that my parents’ promises were lies.

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