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How the student debt crisis and the need for state oversight is making local news

Duluth News Tribune

November 2, 2018 | New Study: Almost Half of Borrowers Will Default on Student Loans in Coming Years

“If you feel like you may never pay off your student loans, you’re not alone — over 1 million people default on their student loans every year.”

Star Tribune

November 13, 2014 | Minnesota Ranks High in Debt, National Study Shows

“Seventy percent of Minnesota college students graduated last year with at least some debt.”

Star Tribune

October 3, 2018 | Teachers Union Sues Student Loan Servicer Navient

“Brazen, inexcusable servicing breakdowns left (teachers) still under a mound of debt, unable to put anything aside for their children or their family, but now with no end in sight.”

Minnesota Public Radio

September 21, 2018 | People Who Worked 10 Years for Student Loan Forgiveness Get Shafted

“Nearly 30,000 people have applied to have their student loans forgiven under a government program that rewards those who work in public service for at least 10 years while keeping their payments for their loans up to date. Only 96 actually had their loans forgiven.”

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