Con­grats, You’re in Col­lege . . . and in Debt

The Washington Post Sunday - - Outlook -

As col­lege ad­mis­sions de­ci­sions came rolling in last week, the chat­ter on Col­lege Con­fi­den­tial, a pop­u­lar on­line fo­rum for col­lege ap­pli­cants and their nudg­ing par­ents, was all about who was in and who was out. But it wasn’t long be­fore the smiles turned to gri­maces. Dream schools vs. mas­sive debt? Dozens weighed in on the what they called the “clas­sic de­bate.” One com­menter cut to the chase: “Get into debt. It’s the Amer­i­can way!” As the sta­tis­tics be­low show, that’s not far from the truth.

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