The 10 Most Depressing Student Loan Stories

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Photo: Studentdebtcrisis.org

With total student loan debt long past the $1 billion mark, activists are doing all they can to put as many faces on the crisis as possible. Their mission is simple: To convince Congress student loan debt should be dischargeable through personal bankruptcy.

“We want the world and our leaders in Washington to see these are not just numbers on a piece of paper,” says Robert Applebaum, co-founder of studentdebtcrisis.org.”These are real people struggling day to day with student debt.” 

Through the end of September, Applebaum’s site is running a video challenge asking borrowers to submit their student loan horror stories. Each video is then ranked by viewers. 

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