Melissa Copelton


Melissa is a contributing writer based in Bergen County, New Jersey (despite her heart forever residing in Manhattan). She graduated from Marymount Manhattan College with a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology. Her minor in Creative Writing led her to more literary pursuits. When she isn't writing for Elite Daily she works as the Opinion Editor for News Cult. She enjoys binging on Netflix, deflecting reality with sarcasm, and hanging out with her dog, Frank. She’s a true believer in the idea that you’ll never work a day in your life if you do what you love and that’s why she writes. You can check out more of her material at

Champagne Taste On A Student Loan Budget: 7 Things You Spend Too Much Money On After College

By Melissa Copelton
The irony in higher education is that although we gain the ever-exclusive privilege of receiving a bachelor’s degree, we acquire very little insight as to what the real world will look like. Life in college is about as far from reality as it gets —…