The Distance Learner

Advice on earning a college degree through distance education

In Debt Before You Start

This article published in USA Today earlier this month provides some interesting statistics on college students and debt. Did you know that the average college senior graduates with $19,000 in debt? That’s average. And, as the article highlights, the number of grads with $100,000 or more in debt is rapidly rising. Does this sound like a firm foundation to build a family and a career on? Not to me. Yet students continue getting themselves in debt by taking a conventional approach to earning a degree. By pursuing alternatives like distance education, students can minimize or even eliminate debt and graduate without that burden on them.