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Why student debt is ‘a crisis’ for some borrowers

Clip: 10/21/2016 | 9m 44s

Student debt has been a prominent topic during this year's presidential campaign, with several candidates touting plans for tuition-free college. Indeed, more than 40 million Americans carry debt from student loans, totaling around $1.3 trillion nationally. While the median debt is about $27,000, people who owe less than $10,000 are the most likely to default. Marketplace’s Lizzie O’Leary reports.

Aired: 10/21/16

Rating: NR

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