STUDENT DEBT WILL SOON REACH A TRILLION DOLLARS

Higher education is more important than ever is our evolving society. For the first time in U.S. history student debt is now greater than the credit card debt of all Americans. The average cost for student tuition and fees across the country has grown by more than 400 percent in 25 years.

A Record One-in-Five Households Now Owe Student Loan Debt

Nineteen percent of the nation's households owed student debt in 2010, more than double the share two decades earlier and a significant rise from the 15% that owed such debt in 2007, just prior to the onset of the Great Recession, according to a Pew Research Center analysis of newly available government data.

PEW REPORT ON STUDENT DEBT