USAA Career Starter Loan Under $10k, Should Pay it Off in a Year

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Just a quick personal note on my progress towards paying off my student loan debt. This week my USAA Career Starter Loan went below $10,000! You can see the screenshot below.

I'm having trouble finding how much the loan grew to before I started making payments, but I believe it was around $26,800. That means I've made over $16,800 in payments since Dec 2010. I'm continuing to make payments of $750/month, which is $279 more than the $471 minimum payment.

At this rate, I should have the loan paid off by 1 Dec 2013. That will put me a full two years earlier than the scheduled pay off date! Very excited about this progress.

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