Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Editorial: Higher education shouldn’t bury students in debt - Topeka Capital-Journal

As the national student loan debt clock ticks past $1.4 trillion and 63 percent of Kansans struggle with increasing debt burdens (according to recent data from the Institute for College Access and Success), our state continues to withhold funds from higher education. Among the substantial proportion of Kansans who have taken out student loans, the average level of debt is $28,008 – a number that has been steadily growing for years. Over the past decade, tuition has surged by more than 40 percent in our state (meaning it has increased at roughly twice the rate of inflation). http://cjonline.com/opinion/editorials/2017-01-20/editorial-higher-education-shouldn-t-bury-students-debt

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