Let’s make higher education affordable!
I graduated from college with over $45,000 in debt. And I’m not alone. Students who graduated in 2010 had an average of $25,250 in student loan debt. Total student loan debt in the U.S. recently passed $1 trillion. And these numbers are expected to rise, unless something changes.
American students are facing a college affordability crisis. At the same time debt is ballooning, wages and employment rates are staying static for young college graduates, meaning dreams of paying off loans are receding. I know mine are.
Who can change this? According to a Federal Commission on the affordability of higher education, many college and universities have not seriously looked into reducing their costs. The most expensive colleges in the country now cost almost $60,000 per year. State schools can also be prohibitively expensive for those who want to avoid taking on tens of thousands of dollars in debt. We can’t let this continue.
Sign the petition to hold academic institutions accountable and make college affordable for everyone!