Student debt is crippling more than 40 million Americans in more than $1.3 trillion in debt. But this debt has been a long time coming.
And, while many are struggling to make these payments in order to get a college education, those who profit from it are profiting big. Who are these people and how did these massive debts begin? This hour, we dig in to answer those questions.
- Lance Williams, senior reporter for Reveal, a project of the Center for Investigative Reporting and PRX
- Nicholas Hillman, Assistant Professor, University of Wisconsin-Madison and Associate Editor of the Journal of Student Financial Aid
- John Hupalo, expert in education finance and co-author of “Plan and Finance Your Family’s College Dreams”
This show originally aired on July 14, 2016 at 11 a.m.