President Obama is traveling to Southeast Georgia's Ft. Stewart on Friday. Administration officials say, the visit is about adding new protections for veterans and military families swindled or misled by schools seeking their federal education benefits. The President is announcing initiatives aimed at reducing deceptive marketing to veterans.
Student-loan debt is ballooning across the country, with some economists calling it the next big challenge for the economy. The average student-loan debt at Georgia’s four-year public and private universities grew to nearly $19,000 last year. Nationally, average debt tops $25,000.
A new study says Georgia students don’t have as much college debt as students elsewhere. The Institute For College Access and Success says Georgia’s 2010 graduating seniors owe less than 19,000 dollars in student loans on average.