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

April 28, 2018 | Tuition and Student Debt Continue to Rise in Virginia

“Most students who graduated from Virginia’s public colleges and universities last year left not only with a degree, but also with a financial burden: an average student loan debt of about $30,000.”

CBS 6 Richmond WTVR

February 20, 2017 | All Bills Targeting Student Debt Fail this General Assembly Session

“Student loan debt is hampering our economy and holding our young people back . . . long after they’ve attained degrees and secured good-paying jobs, workers are still seeing huge chunks of their paychecks being eaten by student loans.”

The Virginian-Pilot

June 25, 2018 | Editorial: Debt Burden from Student Loans Keeps Growing

“The amount of money owed on student loans recently reached $1.5 trillion in the United States, with more than 44 million borrowers still paying off – with interest – the escalating costs of a college education.”

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