Personal Website for Mr. De'Marcus I. Jackson, MS, PgCert
Master of Science in Educational Psychology
Post-Master's Certificate in General Psychology
Associate Professor in the PSYC Dept. at Columbia State Community College

Crisis of Student Debt

7 Facts You Didn't Know About Student Debt

1. Americans currently owe over $1.7 trillion on their student loans.

2. The average student loan balance is more than $37,000.

3. Individual debts vary widely.

4. Current student debt varies widely by state and college.

5. Student loan debt disproportionately impacts women and borrowers of color.

6. Americans with student debt are likely to have multiple loans.

7. The number of borrowers defaulting on their student loans is in the seven figures.


Student Loan Debt in Real Time

Student Debt is crippling.


Top 10 Student Loan Tips for Recent Graduates

Whether you just graduated, are taking a break from school, or have already started repaying your student loans, these tips will help you keep your student loan debt under control. That means avoiding fees and extra interest costs, keeping your payments affordable, and protecting your credit rating. If you're having trouble finding a job or keeping up with your payments, there's important information here for you, too.