Shocking College Debt.
Today’s Average student debt? $39,400. That’s 6% higher than 2017. Each year it grows.
44 million Americans now owe more than $1.48 TRILLION in student loans.
That’s $620 billion more than US credit card debt.†
Why the debt continues to rise.
55% of high school students graduate with an A+ to A- grade point averages. 42% Graduate with Bs. That’s 90%+ above averages in classes.*
Yet year after year, only about 25% of college students will graduate on-time. What’s wrong?
The majority of college students lack College Smart® know-how.
Become a College Smart® student, and you’ll graduate on time and save loads of money.
*The Almanac of the Chronicle of Higher Education 2017-18.
†Source: U.S. Student Loan Statistics for 2018
“A 4-year degree is rapidly turning into a 6-year degree.”
“A 4-year degree is now ‘atypical.’”
Take the time to look at these articles. Despite their great high school grades, the majority of high school grads
aren’t self-sufficient enough to meet the challenges of being on their own in college.
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