Student loan debt rises
As Missouri gubernatorial candidates Republican Kenny Hulshof and Democrat Jay Nixon square off with their visions for higher education, families across the state find themselves wondering how they will pay for college.
Some have urged government officials to buy up bad student loan debt, along with housing loans, to save the U.S. economy. Even if that is an option, it doesn't help students in bad financial straights now - or those in still in school and staring down a mound of debt that could remain for a lifetime.
Students are borrowing more for higher learning - and adding on some whopping credit card debt for books, parties, food and other items. With credit limits being reduced or, in some cases, retracted, and with students finding jobs that make a wage smaller than they need, the credit crunch has put the pinch on these young graduates.
But there is hope for some through the College Cost Reduction Act of 2007. What is it and how can it help you or your college grad? Law in Your Life host Angela Wilson finds out from attorney Steve Murrell in this podcast on college debt.