As Georgia students head back to college, many will take on loans to cover costs. Student loan debt in Georgia totals $58.7 billion.
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As Georgia students head back to college, many will take on loans to cover costs. Student loan debt in Georgia totals $58.7 billion.

As students head back to college this month, a large portion will be taking on loans to help cover costs.

At least 1.5 million Georgians — approximately 14% of the state's population — have some amount of student loan debt, totaling to $58.7 billion.

A key consideration for prospective students is the difference between the advertised price of tuition and the actual net price of attending a higher education institution.

On Second Thought host Virginia Prescott speaks with Sean Keenan.

Sean Keenan, a freelance journalist, has been researching the price of higher education in Georgia and wrote about it for Atlanta Magazine. He joined On Second Thought for a conversation about the true cost of taking on debt to get a degree in the state.

 

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