The Problem

"...students who graduate with excessive debt are about 10% more likely to say that it caused delays in major life events, such a buying a home, getting married, or having children. They are also about 20% more likely to say that their debt influenced their employment plans, causing them to take a job outside their field, to work more than they desired, or to work more than one job." - Read article at

"A College degree has also become more necessary than ever to compete in today's workforce at the same time that Americans' wages have remained stagnant. That means more students are going to school with less money to pay for it, resulting in an uptick in student debt." - Read article at