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Local students and grads drowning in debt

Original post made on Oct 4, 2013

With student debt exceeding national credit-card debt — crossing the $1 trillion point last year — and college becoming costlier each year, local students and their families are borrowing more and more to finance their futures.

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Posted by Trace Urdan
a resident of another community
on Oct 4, 2013 at 10:14 am

Art Institute charges $46K for a two-year graphic design degree. Federal Stafford loan limits for first two years of school is $20K. This story is not credible. Mr. DeCastro might have incurred $140K worth of debt while attending schools, but it is not the fault of his school.

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Posted by Melanie
a resident of another community
on Oct 16, 2013 at 2:43 pm

Wouldn't you say that good knowledge of student debt relief is a good, if incomplete, solution of the student debt crisis Web Link?