“This is one of the first elections where every candidate is saying something about student loan debt. Unfortunately, they’re all focusing on the new student. So, we hear a lot about debt-free college and tuition free– and a little bit about the existing borrow. That’s where we come in. We need to help the 43 million people out there.”
With 43 million Americans shouldering $1.3 trillion in student loan debt, there’s clearly a student debt crisis in this country. So what’s stopping us from solving it? Money in politics. Companies like Sallie Mae make billions off of student loans, and they don’t mind using some of that to buy politicians, purchase influence, and fix the rules in their favor.
“I didn’t have my family to help me with college. I was alone, but I wanted to make something of myself. Well, with not being able to work- because college was so intense for me- I had to take out loans to support myself. I dealt with unemployment for many years because it was during the recession. I dropped out of college because I couldn’t work full time to support myself AND take a full load of work at college because I had two jobs to be stable. I lost motivation, I felt hopeless, and I was in total regret.”
We teamed up with the AFL-CIO, and many more organizations, to create a whole new website dedicated to delivering you the student loan information you need- simply and easily. Check out the free resources library at www.TheBorrowers.org to help you tackle your student loan situation. We have filled this site with hundreds of trusted resources designed to help you cut through the nonsense, and make navigating your student loans that much easier.
Straight from those whose lives have been affected by the weight of student debt.