Home Public AffairsPolicy Student Debt Crisis

Student Debt Crisis

a jar of coins with "student debt" written on paper

Higher education is more important in today’s economy than ever before – it’s also more expensive. Many students rely on debt to finance their degrees.

While entering the workforce saddled with loans has many disadvantages, doing so without a college degree can be even more daunting. Luckily, borrowers with the highest debt loads tend to achieve levels of educational attainment that bring bright job prospects.

Yet focusing on these high-debt borrowers can overshadow those who fail to finish school. They often struggle to find jobs that pay enough to make their debt manageable – even if their balances are relatively low.

Kim Dancy, Senior Policy Analyst, New America

You may also like

This website uses cookies to improve your experience. We'll assume you're ok with this, but you can opt-out if you wish. Accept Read More

The Washington DC 100