How much do you know about student debt?

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  • TRUTH Salt Lake City, UT
    July 29, 2013 3:46 p.m.

    Isn't it amazing that a illegal immigrant can cross the border and make more money than one of these highly skilled unemployed student debt saddled Americans with a masters?

    Thanks Obama.......we need a Ronald Reagan! This trickle up, share the wealth, 40% on welfare and disability, borrow borrow borrow....isn't working!

  • Brer Rabbit Spanish Fork, UT
    July 29, 2013 10:54 a.m.

    It is generally much less expensive to attend community or in-state schools than the private schools with more status. It is similar to going into debt for a BMW when a Honda Civic would do. Both will get you where you want to go, but there is more status in owning a BMW. If you can afford the BMW, that is fine, but if not other alternatives need to be looked at.

    It doesn't make sense to go into $50,000 student debt for a job that only pays $40,000 per year or a degree in a field that has very little demand, with few jobs available. Following your dreams can sometimes turn into a nightmare, and so beware.

  • Hutterite American Fork, UT
    July 29, 2013 9:50 a.m.

    I love the picture, dude complaining of being saddled by debt as a result of his degrees. You should have seen it coming, my friend. Why aren't you in the trades? Good pay, lots of work, no huge education expense.

  • FreedomFighter41 Orem, UT
    July 29, 2013 9:34 a.m.

    @ Wayne Rout

    I don't know of anyone who has a degree in French Literature or Impressionist Art. Please stop acting like only those with weird and useless degrees cannot find employment.

    The truth is, most degrees in nearly every subject have very few open spots. The results of decades of failed Reaganomics. We need to turn this around, and fast! The trickle-down nonsense isn't working. It's pretty obvious that Reaganomics is a failed experiment that needs to be aborted ASAP!

  • Wayne Rout El Paso, TX
    July 29, 2013 8:15 a.m.

    If you get a degree in French Literature or Impressionist Art you just might have trouble getting a job. Many young people confuse a hobby with a career. Get a technical degree, even if it is in plumbing, work hard, you'll do fine. Get the government out of the student loan business...that would help. Hold the schools accountable for how they waste tax money. Until these things happen professional students may find that no one needs them no matter how many degrees they have. School is not for fun, it is for learning.