PBS NewsHour

Student Loans: More Debt, More Defaults, More Problems

Clip: 05/30/2012 | 8m 27s

Americans owe $1 trillion in student loan debt. How did that happen, and what's the impact on the nation's economy? Economics correspondent Paul Solman reports as part of his Making Sen$e of financial news series.

Aired: 05/30/12

Rating: NR

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