Loans.org Interviews Real People Who Are Paying Off Student Loan Debt

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Loans.org contacted and interviewed real student loan borrowers in an attempt to learn how real people are dealing with student loan debt. These personal experiences have been documented in loans.org’s latest article.

The media often talks about how large the Student Loan Bubble has grown and how college tuition costs continue to soar. Now that the average graduate’s college-related debt is estimated to be $35,200 this year, paying off student loans has never been more important.

But just how are college graduates paying off their student loans?

loans.org talked to real borrowers to find out what they are doing to pay off their student loan debts.

One 28-year-old journalism major, for example, now owes $100,000. She is relying on her overburdened father — her cosigner — to make the necessary payments.

A 63-year-old MBA graduate repaid his $20,000 student loan balance by becoming a manager at a prestigious company. He also transferred to a school whose graduates earned a higher average salary.

In another case, a 35-year-old woman repaid her $14,000 student loan debt by becoming a live-in pet sitter. In addition, she kept her day job as a newspaper editor — in effect maintaining two jobs to chip away at her debt obligations.

To read the article in its entirety — including a section on advice for student loan borrowers — visit http://loans.org/student/articles/real-people-doing-pay-off.

Additional information on student loans can be found at http://loans.org/student.

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