I did it! I'm so proud of my self! I managed to sell enough stuff, and pull every single available dollar from every nook and cranny of my life and paid off that student loan today. I've carried it for...well, since 1990, 21 years? Holy cow! But it's paid off in full now, as soon as the last of the payments post to my account in the next 3 days. I can not express how good it feels to be dirt poor and be able to pull that off. And stuff keeps selling, so I can start stuffing money back into those nooks and crannies. It can be done. I just wish I had done this a long time ago, and many, many dollars ago!
My next loan will be payable 6 months after I finish school, but I start back in May, so that will delay it, without interest, for a while. I'll be able to work and go to school and put the money away for this loan, and to pad that saving once again. OY! I'm so happy about this!