The Most Depressing Student Loan Stories

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By Mandi Woodruff

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.

View the top nine in the gallery below.



Article source: http://www.dailyfinance.com/2012/09/20/the-most-depressing-student-loan-stories/

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