As seniors race to get their college applications completed, the question of how to pay for college looms large.  A recent research report from TICAS found that 70% of 2013 college graduates left school with an average of $28,400 in student debt.

So, how much student debt is too much?  This CBS video and article tackle the issue head-on while also providing students with some useful rules of thumb when it comes to the right amount of student debt.

This could lead to a great conversation as students discuss what they think is the right amount of debt for THEM and what factors they think are important in figuring out the “right amount.”


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