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Your Call: What do students and parents need to know before they take out student loans?





On the August 27th, 2014 edition of Your Call, we’ll open up the lines to answer your questions about the best options to pay for college. The average college graduate owes almost $30,000 in student debt. At the same time, tuition is up and families’ incomes are down. Which student loans offer the safest repayment options and lowest interest rates? What are the responsibilities of a co-signer? What questions do you have about student loans? It’s Your Call, with Holly Kernan, and you.


Betsy Mayotte, Director of Regulatory Compliance at American Student Assistance

Megan McClean, director for policy and advocacy at the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators

Web Resources:

American Student Assistance

National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators

Federal Student Aid

California Student Aid Commission: Financial Aid Programs

Huffington Post: These 9 Charts Show America's Coming Student Loan Apocalypse

CNN: Grieving parents hit with $200,000 in student loans

Forbes: Beware: Student Loan Scams Victimizing Students and Graduates

New York Times: For Student Loan Borrowers in Default, Redemption Just Got Easier

Change.org Petition: Please forgive private student loans when the primary borrower dies

The Washington Times: New ‘gainful employment’ proposal sparks criticism

Student Debt Relief: Sallie Mae Student Loans – The Heart of the Crisis

Rolling Stone: Ripping Off Young America: The College-Loan Scandal