Saturday, May 30, 2015

College kids tell Ohio legislators: We’re drowning in student debt - Catherine Candisky, The Columbus Dispatch

Rachael Collyer graduated summa cum laude from Ohio State University this month, but the celebration has been subdued as she contemplates how to repay $28,000 in student loans. On Wednesday, she wore swimming goggles and arm floaties before a subcommittee of the Ohio Senate to emphasize that she’s drowning in debt and fretting about her future. “It is incredibly frustrating that despite doing everything I was told I needed to do to be successful, I now find myself in overwhelming debt,” said Collyer, a Cleveland Heights native and representative of the Ohio Student Association.

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