Hard times for US students

Students in the US are graduating with a debt mountain to climb - and now they will have to pay more in loan interest.

    Education in the United States has never come cheap. The average student graduates with almost $35,000 of debt - and now a law change has doubled the interest payable on federal loans offered by the government.

    The collective student debt in the US is now well over a trillion dollars Al Jazeera's Tom Ackerman reports on the hurdles young Americans face to get an education. 

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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