Today I was putting the numbers in excel to determine if this is the week I finish paying off my student loans. What started as $110,000 and grew to a payment total of $160,000 is now down to $2275. I have an itchy trigger finger that really wants to go to Nelnet and finish it. However I need to be cautious, there are some other big bills coming up that must be paid and I have to see if my classes are a definite go before I can celebrate the loans.