The true cost of student debt isn't just paying back loans, but can hinder a college graduate's career by limiting job options, as 27-year-old Evan DeSimone tells NerdWallet.
Parents are paying less for college than ever before while also believing that a college degree is worth more than it once was, according to a Sallie Mae study.
The feds pay for GIs to go to school. They give grants to the schools themselves. And they hand out hundreds of billions in loans, at low teaser rates to students; sometimes to students who are unqualified and unlikely to get much out of it.