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

Associated Press

February 25, 2019Oregon AG Leads Push to Protect Student Borrowers

“Student loan companies have been criticized for misleading borrowers into taking up costly loans. The attorney general’s office says that at least 58 percent of students in Oregon graduate with debt. Outstanding student loan debt in the state has surpassed $18 billion, with borrowers taking out an average of $27,000 in loans.”

Eugene Weekly

August 8, 2018 | New Data Reveal Extent of Oregon Student Loan Debt

“More than half of Oregon college grads are in debt”


May 24, 2016 | State Attorneys General Try Tackling Student Loan Debt

“Your student loans could follow you forever: school debt can’t be discharged when you file for bankruptcy, so if you fall behind, it can be nearly impossible to get a fresh start.”


October 25, 2017 | Operation ‘Game of Loans’ Nets More tTn $172,000 for Oregon Students Duped by Scammers

“Winter is coming for debt relief scams that prey on hardworking Americans struggling to pay back their student loans,”

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