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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.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Thursday, October 3, 2013, 8:01 AM

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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
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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?


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