DALLAS, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – Earning college degrees without going into debt: it’s become a major selling point at UNT Dallas. And now more students are proving that it’s possible… students like Dallas native T.J. Vaughns.
“People are terrified of these loans,” says Vaughns, a graduating senior. “Sometimes student loan debt falls back on the parents. It just feels like there’s no weight on my shoulders.”
“T.J. the D.J.”, as he’s known in professional circles, is a born entrepreneur. But, if you’d plotted his future as a young boy growing up in Pleasant Grove?
“Maybe being a rapper, ” he admits with a shrug, “or out there in the streets doing something crazy.” But, certainly not college. “Crazy”, in fact, became the life path of many peers.
“In prison,” says Vaughns. “My associates in elementary, middle school high school? All of them. Locked up.”
Original published: 2019-05-14 18:46:00 Read the full Dallas News here
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