Student Debt Crisis Takes the White House Student Debt Challenge

We will continue our student loan education by conducting student loan trainings for more than 2,000 professionals. Also, we are building out a student debt program to educate up to 1,000 nonprofit professionals about repayment options and public service loan forgiveness. Student Debt Crisis plans to conduct a series of webinars to reach more than 800,000 people within their membership network.

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This will be an opportunity for student loan borrowers, like you, to learn about the topics that matter most. Our experts will answer all of these questions and more, plus there will be ample Q&A time for your individual questions. You are our top priority and you should never pay for student loan help.

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Borrower Outreach Program

We traveled thousands of miles speaking to borrowers and spent hundreds of hours perfecting our webinar series on student loans. Now, we are sharing our student loan knowledge and introducing our Borrower Outreach Program.

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I Was Alone, But I Wanted to Make Something of Myself

“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.”
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What is #1TDay? Find Out More About the Student Debt Crisis.

1-TDay” marks the fourth anniversary since student loan debt hit one trillion dollars. Since then, we have added nearly four-hundred billion dollars to the overall total and there’s no end in sight. Find out how we got here…
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Student Loan Resources

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.
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Real Life Student Debt Stories

Straight from those whose lives have been affected by the weight of student debt.  

For those who don’t want to take action, go ahead. Go right ahead… In my opinion, I’d much rather find a way to ease the debt or die trying then to live life everyday knowing that I’ll keep owing money to a corrupt state of affairs. Drew

The entire situation of student debt keeps me up at night. I owe over 70K in private and federal loans and no one will help me. I’m in the mental health field where I am so needed, but unable to make the money to pay off the debt that I have. Amanda

I am a 60 year old mom and I work as a janitor to help my son pay his student loans of which $27,000 are federal and $20,000 are private. It is hard because he has very low wages, and I have arthritis which makes my job even harder. Without my help, the loans would default. Darlene

In The News

Latest Articles on The Student Debt Crisis

Student Debt Crisis takes the White House Student Debt Challenge

Student Debt Crisis plans to conduct a series of webinars to reach more than 800,000 people within their membership network.   From WhiteHouse.gov Taking Action to Help More Americans Manage Student Debt Higher education is one of the most important investment individuals can make for themselves and for our country. Today, 11 of the 15 fastest-growing occupations require a postsecondary education. Many students access student loans to help finance their education; typically, that investment pays off, with bachelor’s degree recipients earning $1 million more in their lifetime and associate’s degree recipients earning $360,000 more, compared to their high school counterparts. But for some, burdensome student loan debt can present a challenge as they seek to start a career, raise a family, purchase a home, start a business, or save for retirement. “I’m only here because this country gave me a chance through education.  We are here today because we believe that in America, no hardworking young person should be priced out of a higher education.  This country has always made a commitment to put a good education within the reach of young people willing to work for it.” – President Barack Obama, Remarks on College Affordability, June 9, 2014 Read the entire Press Release here Over 40 new student debt challenge takers. Earlier this month, the White House issued a call to action for colleges, universities, non-profits, businesses, state and local governments, and other employers to help more borrowers better understand their options, and to take action to enroll those borrowers in PAYE and related plans so they can manage their monthly payments and avoid delinquency and default. Today,... read more

What is #1TDay? America’s Student Debt Crisis

Federal student loan repayment options are always free and you should NEVER pay for help.  Today, “1-TDay” marks the fourth anniversary since student loan debt hit one trillion dollars. Since then, we have added nearly four-hundred billion dollars to the overall total and there’s no end in sight. If student debt is stressing you out – you are not alone. Veterans, students, parents and even retirees are feeling the pressure of their student loans and nearly half are struggling to make monthly payments. This is why Student Debt Crisis is co-hosting two events this week aimed at helping borrowers better understand federal student loan repayment options. While we fight for better reforms and combat the fraud and abuse from student loan servicers, we want to make sure you have all of the tools necessary to repay your student loan debt.  Friday (4/29) 12:30 pm ET: “Student Loan Debt 101 – Repayment Plans for Beginners” hosted by Student Debt Crisis, Higher Ed, Not Debt and Generation Progress It is important for us to understand what life is like for student loan borrowers. Sure, some of us have it easy and our monthly payments are minimal, however, 8 million people are in default which means their lives have been turned upside down due to their student loans.                ... read more

AFL-CIO and Student Debt Crisis to Hold Second Annual Student Debt Hotline

Media Advisory for April 25, 2016                                                      Contact: Natalia Abrams,  (310)-365-1069 AFL-CIO and Student Debt Crisis to Hold Second Annual Student Debt Hotline On Monday, April 25th, Student Debt Crisis will host a Twitter Town Hall to mark the fourth anniversary since student loan debt hit $1 trillion in 2012. The average college graduate has $35,000 in student loan debt, and as that cost continuous to increase, the AFL-CIO is standing with Student Debt Crisis and other allied organizations to ensure borrowers are informed about their debt-relief options. Following the town hall, the AFL-CIO and Student Debt Crisis will host the second annual student debt hotline from May 24th – 26th to offer debt relief solutions to borrowers. WHAT: Student Debt Crisis Twitter Town Hall WHEN: April 25th at 11:30am EST WHO: Student Debt Crisis – @DebtCrisisOrg AFL-CIO – @AFLCIO Higher Ed, Not Debt – @HigherEdNotDebt Generation Progress – @GenProgress One Wisconsin Now – @StudentLoanVote NerdWallet – @NerdWallet Student Loan Attorney’s Jay Fleischman – @JayFleischman Joshua Cohen – @StudentLoanLaw   *To join the Twitter chat, ask questions using #StudentDebtHotline from 11:30am-12:30pm EST on April... read more

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