UNT Dallas Graduates Earning Degrees Minus The Debt!

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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