How We Got to $1 Trillion in Debt: An Illustrated History of Student Loans in America

Jillian Berman: “With student debt recently hitting a record $1.31 trillion and policy makers and educators searching for ways to clamp down on the rising cost of college, it’s a topic that’s hard to avoid. But for the vast majority of the history of higher education, credit, particularly from the government, wasn’t available specifically for students to pay for college.”

“Below is an illustrated history of the student loan:”

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