College Student Debt

Did you know that over 37 million Americans carry student debt? In 2010, student loan debt reached $830 billion, which eclipsed credit card debt by nearly $5 billion. Since the economic recession, many families have faced debilitating financial circumstances. To add insult to injury, tuition costs continue to rise even as government aid declines.

Our grandparents may have paid less for a four year education but that doesn’t mean that they had it easy. Almost 2 million people over the age of 60 are still paying off student loans! Knowing this, you may think the future looks grim but luckily there is hope.

With help from the credit experts at, here’s a useful infographic to help you determine the most practical course of action for your situation. It lays out some alarming statistics which may force you to reexamine your education and financial goals.



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