How Congress can fix the student debt crisis

Stefanie Botelho's picture

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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