They Got the Debt, But Not the Degree
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Tara Siegel Bernard, The New York Times
Millions of Americans borrowed to finance an education they didn’t complete. The reasons vary—the coursework didn’t fit their skills, illness or family circumstances foiled their academic careers—but the result is the same: debt, sometimes in the tens of thousands of dollars, but no degree.
For some, debt cancellation would be life-changing. For others, it would hardly make a dent.