Ending the Generational Abuse of Student Debt

There are a few ready talking points when discussing the student-loan crisis: the collective $1 trillion burden of debt, how student debt is now larger than credit card debt in this country, the fact that the 90-day delinquency rate spiked to 11 percent last year, meaning over one in ten borrowers are behind on their payments-all facts that don’t give much hope to those with

Record-breaking striking, in fact: Data from credit reporting agency experian that looked at debt as of the end of 2018 notes that credit card debt reached an all-time high of $834 billion. Student.

Americans owed more than $1.3 trillion in student loans at the end of June, more than two and a half times what they owed a decade earlier. The increase has come as historically high shares of young adults in the United States go to college and the cost of higher education increases.. Here are five facts about student loans in America, based on a Pew Research Center analysis of recently.

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Gen Xers and boomers who may have been interested in downsizing could have been hindered by a lack of smaller inventory; or may have been impeded by the increase in multi-generational living these generations are reporting to accommodate the needs of adult children and aging parents. Student loan debt remains a barrier to homeownership

In a survey of more than 1,000 student loan borrowers, we dug deep on the psychological effects of debt – specifically, student loan debt. More than 61 percent of respondents said they fear their student loan debt worries are spiraling out of control – and more than 70 percent reported suffering from headaches due to the stress of it.

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But despite the rise in student debt, student loans are treated differently than almost every other form of debt incurred by American households. Due to a series of amendments to the Bankruptcy Code beginning in the mid-1970s, student loans have become extraordinarily difficult to discharge.

"Real aggregate credit card debt fell by 16 percent between 2010 and 2014, and other debt fell by 14 percent. "60 It is not just the proliferation of student loan debt but the size that is staggering. Individuals with debt of $50,000 or more increased from 4 percent to 17 percent over the period of 1989 to 2013.