Student loan debt threatens economic recovery

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Tuesday, April 03, 2012

U.S. student loan debt has surpassed credit card and auto-loan debt, reaching over $1 trillion.

 

With a still-wobbly jobs market, these loans are increasingly hard to pay off. Unable to find work, many students have returned to school, further driving up their indebtedness.
Average student loan debt recently topped $25,000, up 25 percent in 10 years. And the mushrooming debt has direct implications for taxpayers, since 8 in 10 of these loans are government-issued or guaranteed.

Read more at The Statesman Journal.

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Jeffrey Anderson
0 #1 Student Loans are fineJeffrey Anderson 2012-04-03 13:05:21
#AskVP I have student loans, but I am able to pay them off. I don't think the payment amounts are too high. I think anyone can make payments on them. Don't subsidize them any more than you already are! Spend your time lowering the debt.
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Martha  Perez
0 #2 Student loans, ughMartha Perez 2012-04-04 13:05:09
Loan forgiveness, may be able to partially or fully prevent the next US bubble crisis: college loan defaults. When students are lied to about flashy loan products, and promised that if they work hard, study, and work tirelessly, that they will become rockstars, when, in fact, they have nothing to show for it, then it is not entirely the fault of those who were swindled. There is personal responsibility, I agree, but at the same time, there is systemic issues at play here. Uh huh.
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