The Million Student March

Article written about the state of student debt at IUPUI and the organizing of the Million Student March nationwide rally. Publication, The Campus Citizen, the IUPUI undergraduate student online media outlet.


 

IUPUI Students Organize Million Student March in Hopes of Eliminating Student Debt
IUPUI Students Organize Million Student March in Hopes of Eliminating Student Debt

If there’s one thing more troubling than the state of parking at IUPUI, it’s the amount of debt students are taking on to get through graduation.

According to an analysis of government data in The Wall Street Journal, the recently graduated class of 2015 is the most indebted class ever. Due to high-interest student loans, the average graduate will have to pay back just over $35,000, nearly twice the amount student borrowers were paying back 20 years ago (full report on state of student debt here).

Even worse, the outlook for class of 2016 is just as grim. An upward trend of rising costs over two decades doesn’t exactly instill hope. And plenty of people are fed up….. Read full story here.

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