Total student loan debt now exceeds $1 trillion. Students owe more to repay school loans than consumers owe in credit card debt. Amazing.
The average student loan debt is now $24,000.
Yet in Pennsylvania we are debating cutting by 52% funding to public universities. Also amazing.
Slashed funding will mean tuition hikes which will mean higher student debts and some not going to school. That is a cycle that devours individual hopes and Pennsylvania's future. It must be broken.