Spotlight: Student Loan Dreams, Debt and Determination









SPOTLIGHT:
STUDENT LOAN DREAMS,
DEBT AND DETERMINATION
The amount of student loan debt in the U.S. has eclipsed $1.5 trillion across roughly 44 million borrowers. We followed three stories across three unique walks of life and learned how different people live with student loan debt.
THEIR STORIES
  • Khaliun Spotlight Video
    KHALIUN
    Completed her undergraduate with a bachelor’s degree in International Studies and is hoping to pursue a law degree.
    Student loan debt:
    $200,000 (estimated)
    Estimated repayment term:
    Unknown
  • Jillian Spotlight Video
    JILLIAN
    Recently graduated with an MFA and is living in New York as a working actor. It will take her 25 years to pay off her debt.
    Student loan debt:
    $68,000
    Estimated repayment term:
    25 years
  • Brian & Aimee Spotlight Video
    BRIAN AND AIMEE
    Now doctors, they paid off their medical school debt in six and a half years while raising three children.
    Student loan debt:
    $550,000 (combined)
    Payments fulfilled:
    6.5 years (early repayment)

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