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Reader's View: Nolan will help ease student debt crisis

Congressman Rick Nolan shares my concerns about the growing student loan debt crisis. Today, outstanding college student loan debt in America exceeds $1 trillion, according to the Consumer Financing Protection Bureau. This debt is keeping many in...

Congressman Rick Nolan shares my concerns about the growing student loan debt crisis. Today, outstanding college student loan debt in America exceeds $1 trillion, according to the Consumer Financing Protection Bureau. This debt is keeping many in my generation, and the families who support them, buried under a mountain and is preventing us from contributing to our economy. I am supporting Nolan because he’s a strong advocate for greater investment in education from the state and federal government. He’s fighting to lower the cost of higher education and ensuring that my generation is prepared for the jobs of tomorrow. I know he absolutely supports students in Washington.
The fact is that the average Minnesota student graduates with more than $30,000 in college debt. We need elected officials who want to make college more affordable and attainable, not more expensive, and keeping interest rates low is a good first step. We need elected officials who believe a college education should be accessible to everyone, not just the wealthy few who can afford to pay for the sticker price out of their deep pockets. We need Rick Nolan because he has the backs of students.
Paul Manning
Duluth

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