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Debt Collectors Cashing In on Student Loan Roundup

Posted By Adan On September 9, 2012 @ 11:30 am In Old Infowars Posts Style,Tile,U.S. News | Comments Disabled

Andrew Martin
NY times
September 9, 2012


[…]As the number of people taking out government-backed student loans has exploded, so has the number who have fallen at least 12 months behind in making payments — about 5.9 million people nationwide, up about a third in the last five years.

In all, nearly one in every six borrowers with a loan balance is in default. The amount of defaulted loans — $76 billion — is greater than the yearly tuition bill for all students at public two- and four-year colleges and universities, according to a survey of state education officials.

To get the money back, the Department of Education last fiscal year paid more than $1.4 billion to collection agencies and other groups to hunt down defaulters.

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