Don't Default and Other Tips from Student Loan Experts

Wednesday, October 23, 2019

The average U.S. college graduate leaves school with $30,000 in debt and, often, an uncertain plan for how to pay back the sum.

Of course, some students finish with no debt. Others wind up owing over $100,000 for their degree. You’ve likely heard the horror stories of people’s efforts to pay off their debt.

Perhaps you’ve heard of some success stories. But what are the tried-and-true methods for handling college debt?

Two experts joined MPR News host Angela Davis to explain the student debt crisis and advice for college-goers:

  • Brittany Tweed, director of financial aid for Anoka-Ramsey Community College in Coon Rapids and president of the Minnesota Association of Financial Aid Administrators

  • Shannon Doyle, program manager for Partnerships and Financial Education at Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota, as well as a certified financial counselor and certified student loan repayment counselor

Read more and listen to the full interview at MPR News.