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The Rising Cost of College

Posted Wednesday, July 24, 2013

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The Rising Cost of College The class of 2011 graduated with an average of $26,600 in student loans, five percent more than just two years earlier. How much debt will the students entering college this fall graduate with? US Senators are trying to hammer out a deal on federal student loan interest rates as Ohio lawmakers brainstorm ways to make college more affordable. Join host Mike McIntyre for this discussion.


Economy, Education, Government/Politics


John Carey, Ohio Chancellor of Higher Education
Bruce Johnson, President of the Inter-University Council
Richard Vedder, Professor of Economics at Ohio University and Director of the Center for College Affordability and Productivity
Aaron Calafato, Former admissions counselor, creator of one-man show “For Profit,” and co-founder of Student Debt Crisis
Mike Foley, State Representative and cosponsor of “Fair Deal for College Education” bill proposal

Additional Information

Federal student loan debt tops $1 trillion
Senators reach deal on student loan interest rates, prepare for vote
Personalities and Policies in Ohio Higher Education

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