Barack Obama's charmed college years,
Occidental College, Columbia University, and Harvard are all very expensive schools.
How did he pay for his education, relocation, and living expenses ?
Loans could explain much of the story, though not all of it.
He was, by all accounts, a less-than-diligent student, at least until Columbia.
His grandmother earned a decent living but was not wealthy. After Columbia, he took a $12,000 a year job as a community organizer, which indicates that he felt unpressured to repay loans.
How did he become President of the Harvard Law Review ?
Via a "writing contest," or so we're told, although Obama refuses to allow us a glance at the winning opus. He never wrote anthing for publication