Name: Deanna Krinn
Locale: Bloomington, IN
Alma Mater: Indiana University
By Day: Project Manager at Indiana University Communications
SoFi Member Since: 2015
Approximate SoFi Loan: $54,000, Combined Personal and Student Loan Refi
SoFi Savings: ~$500/month
Deanna Krinn is the first in her family to put herself through college, which she knew would be challenging when relying solely on scholarships and loans.
As a result of having to move to attend college, Deanna maxed out her first credit card, charging $2,000 on it in just a few months after arriving at Indiana University. Despite working three jobs to cover her expenses while in school, her total credit card debt grew to over $16,000, and she was forced to take out a personal loan to keep up with payments.