via The Root:
"You’re young, black, educated and saddled with a personal investment in yourself, aka student-loan debt.
Student-loan debt is a real and present issue. Nationally, college graduates and students have racked up $1.3 trillion in student-loan debt, with black and low-income students taking on a disproportionate share. The overall amount of student-loan debt surpasses credit card debt and car loans. It is estimated that by 2025, the amount of student-loan debt will double, according to the Congressional Budget Office.
Sure, a college degree is not a requirement in order to live an economically comfortable life in America. But it is a foundation that many employers seek and reward. Beyond grades, those who attend college can more than likely attest that they studied a specific field; are capable of working independently and in teams; and can retain, understand and apply information learned in class.
Eighty percent of black students accepted into college will finance their undergraduate degree."
Read the full article HERE.