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.
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
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 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)
At First Republic, we believe that student loan debt is an investment — a commitment made by individuals to achieve their highest potential. That’s why we’re changing the conversation from obstacle to opportunity and shining the spotlight on the dreams, debt and determination of individuals from across the country who are investing in their futures — regardless of the cost.
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