With total student debt in the U.S. reaching $1 trillion, some college grads are going to the extreme to pay off loans.

Joe Mihalic, a graduate of Harvard Business School, decided it was time for his $90,000 in remaining student debt to go, according to the Huffington Post. The grad managed to pay of his debts in a little more than seven months.

Mihalic realized the interest on his student debts would mean he would be paying his debts for the next 10 years.

The grad went on a financial crash diet by cutting expenses, stopping his 401(k) contribution and selling unnecessary possessions, like motorcycles and other items.

He also got two roommates and started a landscaping business with a friend.

The last payment was made on March 29, 2012. Mihalic documented his efforts through his blog, “No More Harvard Debt.”

Mihalic holds a six-figure job at Dell in Austin, Texas, where he’s been since graduation.

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