Fumbles That Will Land You Deep In College Loan Debt

Student debt in the U.S. has reached epic proportions, and is now being compared to everything from the mortgage bubble to tulip mania. The New York Times has called the current generation of twenty somethings “a generation hobbled by college debt.”

It looks like an ugly picture if you’re a student who wants to go back to college and will have to borrow some money in order to do so. But take heart – if you use your head it’s possible to borrow sensibly and get through college with a debt load that makes sense given your career prospects.

Here’s a list if typical mistakes to avoid if you want to avoid joining the college debt generation”.

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Kaplan University
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Salem International University
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