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Warren vows to cancel college debt without awaiting Congress

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., speaks during a campaign event, Sunday, Jan. 12, 2020, in Marshalltown, Iowa.

Associated Press

January 14, 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) — Presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren says she'd order her secretary of education to cancel up to $50,000 in college debt for about 95% of student borrowers on her first day in office, effectively erasing outstanding loans for about 42 million Americans. The Democratic senator...

Buttigieg’s high college debt draws attention to the issue

In this May 20, 2019, file photo, Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg, the mayor of South Bend, Ind., left, is introduced by his husband Chasten Buttigieg, right, during a fundraiser at the Wynwood Walls, in Miami. Buttigieg knows firsthand the burden of six-figure student loan debt. He and his husband have loans of more than $130,000, placing them in the ranks of the 43 million Americans who owe federal student debt.

Michelle R. Smith, Associated Press

June 9, 2019

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg knows firsthand the burden of six-figure student loan debt. He and his husband, Chasten, are far from alone, though, and their personal college indebtedness is helping to keep the issue on the national stage. With loans totaling...

Income-driven payments spark student loan revolution

Students often find it difficult to balance financial and academic responsibilities. (Sharon Pruitt | Creative Commons)

Rachel Hinton

February 22, 2015

The student loan crisis is one many students are all too familiar with, as the daunting question “how will I pay back my loans?” looms over the collegiate experience as students go further into debt every academic year. Read More »...

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