Paying for College: Student Debt in the Granite State
According to a report from the Project on Student Debt in 2016, New Hampshire college students graduate with the highest debt in the nation, at $36,101. As college tuition prices continue to rise, those in Washington look to reform the college loan system, including consolidating federal loans into management by one company. We'll discuss how this might impact our students in New Hampshire, and other issues related to affording college.
- Tori Berube - Vice President for College Planning & Community Engagement at the NHHEAF Network (New Hampshire Higher Education Assistance Foundation)
- Adam Harris - Breaking news reporter for the Chronicle of Higher Education.
- Kevin Piotrowski - President of the New Hampshire Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (NHASFAA). He is also Assistant Vice President of Financial Aid at Southern New Hampshire University.
Resources for Affording College and Repaying Student Loans:
The College Scorecard compares schools to one another and national averages to help families evaluate options.
The College Navigator also provides information about tuition and fees for schools, as well as loan default rates and use of financial aid.
Paying For College from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau allows students to compare schools and input financial award information.