How Congress can fix the student debt crisis

Stefanie Botelho's picture
Tuesday, July 22, 2014

As Congress works to reauthorize the Higher Education Act and strengthen student loan policies, the challenges are daunting:

Student loan debt now totals about $1.1 trillion — and is growing. That’s almost twice the total outstanding debt from as recently as 2007.

This year’s college graduates owe, on average, $32,500 in college-related debt.

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