Degrees Not Debt

Degrees Not Debt

Reduce Your Student Loan Debt

Existing student debt exceeds an astounding $1.2 trillion and over 40 million Americans are dealing with huge student loan payments every month. Find out how you can reduce your loan payments with Income Driven Repayments, or get rid of it all together through Public Service Loan Forgiveness. Visit www.nea.org/studentloanhelp to get started.

Briana Schwabenbauer

Briana Schwabenbauer

Wisconsin student loan debt is third highest in the country, making it hard for you to make ends meet on your starting salary. The Wisconsin Education Association Council is driving solutions for debt relief, including loan forgiveness and scholarships for teachers in hard-to-staff schools and support for education support professionals to pursue teacher certification. Plus, we’re behind the Higher Ed, Lower Debt bill to make refinancing easier and allow tax deductions for loan payments.

Recent articles about student loan debt:

  • Feingold launches campaign to ease burden of student loans

    Feingold_120pxFormer U.S. Senator Russ Feingold, who is running to gain his old seat back this November from Republican Ron Johnson, is launching a social media campaign in support of a policy that would allow students to refinance their student loans. Read More...
  • College grads enter job market burdened by record debt – USA Today

    StudentDebt_120px“Along with their new diplomas, this year’s graduates will leave campus with an average of $28,950 of student debt, according to the latest figures from The Institute for College Access & Success, an independent nonprofit research organization. The institute found that from 2004 to 2014 the share of graduates with debt rose modestly from 65% ...
  • ‘Higher Ed, Lower Debt’ bill is common-sense approach to student loan crisis, Rep. Cory Mason says

    CoryMason_120pxThe “Higher Ed, Lower Debt” bill being proposed by Democrats in the Legislature is a common-sense approach to addressing the student loan debt crisis, Rep. Cory Mason (D-Racine) said Friday in the Democratic Weekly Radio Address. The bill allows borrowers to refinance their student loans, just like a car loan or mortgage. Read More...