Why Pa. and N.J. students carry the most college loan debt in the nation

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Philadelphia Inquirer

Nov 8, 1:00 AM

Why Pa. and N.J. students carry the most college loan debt in the nation

College debt has long been cyclical, rising after recessions. But in recent years college debt has been on a sustained upward trajectory, even in good times. Forty-four million Americans have currently racked up $1.4 trillion in student loans, tripling the total from 2005. Education debt now surpasses credit-card debt and car loans and trails only home mortgages.

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