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$50,000 In Student Loans? You Probably Don't Think College Was Worth It

$50,000 In Student Loans? You Probably Don't Think College Was Worth It | Student Loan Issues | Scoop.it

Among recent graduates, only 38% "strongly agreed" that college was worth the cost. That number dips to 18% among recent grads with $50,000+ in debt.


Via Society for College and University Planning (SCUP)
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Is "The College Experience" Worth the Price?

Is "The College Experience" Worth the Price? | Student Loan Issues | Scoop.it
With tuition inflation, a 4-year public university education will cost you an average of $50k in tuition alone. A community college credit hour is 20% of that. Does the college experience justify the insane cost of college any more?
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Excellent article on the true cost of the "college experience."  It is interesting to see the comparison between education at the community college level vs. the four year university.  Not what you would think.  

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Should You Steer Your Children To A College Degree?

Should You Steer Your Children To A College Degree? | Student Loan Issues | Scoop.it
You tell your kids that they're going to college after high school graduation. But are you doing them a massive disservice?
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Borrowing to finance college a delicate balance for parents

Borrowing to finance college a delicate balance for parents | Student Loan Issues | Scoop.it
Faced with rising college costs and a shortage of savings, many parents are making difficult decisions about whether to borrow money to help pay for their children's college costs at a time when they are approaching retirement age.
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Parents need to also consider the deteriorating value of higher education when compared with the debt incurred.  Are we placing too much on the shoulders of our youth by forcing them (and their parents) into debt to gain an education of questoinable value?

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Are Student Loans Derailing Your American Dream?

Are Student Loans Derailing Your American Dream? | Student Loan Issues | Scoop.it
A recent survey of the AICPA shows that student loans are hindering young Americans from moving on with their lives. Read its advice for easing that burden.

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First Person: Beware the Student Loan Trap

First Person: Beware the Student Loan Trap | Student Loan Issues | Scoop.it
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I belive this is a conversation that we will be having more and more moving forward.  Is the college education worth the debt incurred?

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Student Loan Debt Settlement — Pipitone Law

Student Loan Debt Settlement — Pipitone Law | Student Loan Issues | Scoop.it
Due to Federal loan lending limits, most people are burdened with private student loans. Debt settlement could cut these student loans in half.
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With bankruptcy out of the question, settlement may be the only relief available to private student loan borrowers.  

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