Student debt is at over $1.6 trillion. That’s a lot of money that needs to be paid back to the federal government, lenders and college.
But what if it didn’t have to be paid back? Where would it go?
According to economists, it would go toward spending, like purchasing homes, cars and other necessities. All of this would help boost the economy, they say.
It’s been widely reported that millennials and recent college graduates are putting off purchasing homes because of high student debt. But New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has proposed a new program to make it easier for young college graduates to afford homes in our hometown of Upstate New York, the Times-Union reports. College grads incentivized […]
What’s keeping millennials up at night? It’s not just Netflix–it’s student debt.
NPR’s Morning Edition recently asked young adults, members of the millennial generation, what their biggest concerns were.
The results were telling: almost two-thirds responded that college debt was their biggest worry.
After adjusting for inflation, students are borrowing twice the amount they borrowed a year ago. Congress’ recent neglect to keep student loan interest rates from doubling to 6.8% could cost students as much as $5,000 more over the next 10 years.
Scholarslip, an excellent documentary about the student loan crisis, explores the real stories of young people facing their student debt.