MTV's Elect This: Student Debt
WHAT'S THE ISSUE?
With students in more debt than ever before, every millennial knows at least one person who is struggling to pay off their student loans.
WHAT DO I NEED TO KNOW?
Today, the average college graduate leaves school with $30,000 in student debt. In 2006, the total federal student debt came out to $478 billion – that number is now a shocking $1.3 trillion. Studies show that this debt is holding millennials back. It's preventing many from buying cars, homes, starting families, saving for retirement, and making other important investments in their future (not to mention investments like Netflix and burritos).
Find out what you can do here.