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Average Student Loan Debt For New College Graduates

Guess How Much: Student Loan Debt For New Grads

Higher education comes with a higher cost, year after year. Student loan debt is particularly problematic for new graduates because it's more difficult for them to find employment after graduation. While some can turn to their parents for help in making loan payments, it's not feasible for many families who have been affected by the recession. Can you guess how much debt the average grad has coming out of college?

Guess How Much: Student Loan Debt For New Grads

How much student loan debt does the average college grad come out with?

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jessvogel85 jessvogel85 7 years
4 years of undergrad and 1 year of graduate school....$80,000. fml
taraann415 taraann415 7 years
i don't know why i guessed higher, i came out right at $26,000 after interest. It makes sense, unless the person took a lot of time, or didn't pay a cent while attending, or was pursuing some prestigious career.
gabi29 gabi29 7 years
I was lucky to get out of undergrad with less than that, but I'm considering taking out more student loans now that I'm in graduate school. I wish the cost of higher education was better regulated.
queenegg queenegg 7 years
What luckies! I have over double it and I consider myself lucky. Two years community college and two private college with extra money to live off of.
candy2007 candy2007 7 years
I owe just under $20,000 (I graduated May 08) but I still plan on going to physician assistant school so I'm sure my debt will sky rocket.
sweetpeabrina sweetpeabrina 7 years
Seriously. I have 5 times that amount. I feel like I'm carrying a mortgage.
carhornsinapril carhornsinapril 7 years
i wish i'd come out with $22,500 owed...
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