Pay it off.
AOC makes $174,000 a year and supposedly owes $20,000 in student loans. She's crying about paying $1,000 of it off.
It's obvious that she like her comrades knows nothing about economics or finance, she should have the money to pay it all off and she would save a ton of interest.
Especially if she loses her current job and returns to bar tending where she will not be making $174,000 a year. Though most likely she'll, like other Democrats (Hillary, Obama) will end up a millionaire from "speaking" tours.