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State Loan Forgiveness Programs Fall Short of Addressing Student Loan Debt Crisis

January 27, 2016 Posted by kingcade

Many states have developed loan debt forgiveness programs in response to the growing student loan debt crisis. But in reality, the majority of these programs benefit only a small percentage of students who accept low paying public service jobs upon graduation.

Experts believe these loan relief programs are not the answer to the student loan debt problem and are in fact; self-serving programs to entice graduates to accept low paying jobs that are not easily filled. New York recently developed a student relief program that is geared toward the graduates’ income in public service jobs rather than debt relief.

Most state-wide programs provide relief to a very narrow segment of the market. Oftentimes these are only offered to healthcare workers or lawyers who are willing to work in a federally designated area with a shortage of workers.  The relief programs are essentially luring recent college graduates with high loan debts to state jobs that offer low wages and unfavorable options for career advancement.

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