The student debt crisis has become one of the hot platform topics for candidates on the 2020 election circuit, but for the people it affects it is more than a campaign strategy. Tuition and fees at public and private schools rose at roughly three times the rate of inflation between 2007 and 2018, according to a College Board survey. Borrowers currently owe more than $1.5 trillion in student loans, an average of $34,000 per person.

The list below is a collection of tweets from people explaining how the U.S debt crisis evolved to this point or sharing their stories on how student debt has impacted their lives since graduating - and they may shock you or be sadly relatable.

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Kaisu
Community Member
1 year ago

Capitalism in a nutshell

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tuzdayschild
Community Member
1 year ago (edited)

I totally understand. We started with nothing, but you are starting in a huge hole. Universities have priced themselves out. They are too expensive. We should offer more apprenticeship programs so you either pay nothing or get paid while learning your job.

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spirit wolf
Community Member
1 year ago

Exactly!!

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Vivek Mhatre
Community Member
1 year ago

Can someone explain the calculation here? We do take home loans in India, but the "amount owed to bank" keeps decreasing, not increasing.

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William Teach
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1 year ago

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Which is a very interesting concept, since universities are mostly run and staffed by people who vote Democrat and teach kids to vote and think Democrat. And Obamacare created a virtual takeover of the student loan system by the federal government.

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Grumble O'Pug
Community Member
1 year ago

This should be higher. It should incite a riot. Americans are too busy getting stoned and watching Game of Thrones.

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Martha Meyer
Community Member
1 year ago

What kind of crazy interest rates are being charged on these loans?!

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Link
Community Member
1 year ago

Why are they mad at them for avocados? Is it because they're taking all the good ones?

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Grumble O'Pug
Community Member
1 year ago

very true

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Eveline de Jongh
Community Member
1 year ago (edited)

The important question: are you happy they didn't let you get the tattoo?

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Mewton’s Third Paw
Community Member
1 year ago

What is the ad for?

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Rue Granger
Community Member
1 year ago

Can’t even start to believe the blame is being put on the victims...

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Peg Walton
Community Member
1 year ago

Must be nice to be one of the lucky ones. I went to college after raising my children and still ended up with $40,000+ in loans. Now my salary isn't enough to live and pay loans. Their "programs" do not help. Wish I had never gone to college. My Masters is worthless.

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Panda Kicki
Community Member
1 year ago

As a swede with mostly free schools and low cost state loans to cover other expenses it is so horrifying to read all these tragedies :'(

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Pamela24
Community Member
1 year ago

You should stop spoiling yourself and demanding luxuries. If you don't have the money to eat, just don't. It's as simple as that. *sarcasm - just to make sure*

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jamesmcwhirty
Community Member
1 year ago (edited)

but at least you have guns. I can see why.

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ƒιѕн
Community Member
1 year ago

Oh yeah, good old Navient.

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Pamela24
Community Member
1 year ago

I just can't understand why AT LEAST the loans couldn't be without interest. I believe that is how the UK has it (correct me if I'm wrong, please).

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Ahmad Pujianto
Community Member
1 year ago

Just wow.. I only pay 25 USD each month during 4 year of college.. Then (because I work while studying) another 50 USD each year for 2 year of extention.. Totally I spend around 20 Million IDR (around 1.500 USD) till graduate.. #asian

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Candice Lewis
Community Member
1 year ago

With interest it could become that much and the sucky thing is our children will probably be responsible for some of it

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Chloe Thompson - Lewis
Community Member
1 year ago

120k is like solitary confinement

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Russell Pisciotta
Community Member
1 year ago

The difference is reimbursement of inventory, must be well known around there or they'd have offered an explanation. The printer counts the paper usage, so if you take paper out before it's been 'printed' they lose track of how much paper is needed.

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Jenny Lee
Community Member
1 year ago

That is a rare accomplishment.

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Monica Michelle
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1 year ago

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There are 2 types of people who are wronged those that say never again to noone else and those who stop progress because it does not help them personally

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Belinda Matson
Community Member
1 year ago

OMFG I'm surprised boomers aren't being slaughtered en masse in the USA. Pro Tip: Start with the politicians...

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Gary
Community Member
1 year ago

This persons life has been destroyed before they've even started, add to this no free healthcare or ineffective health insurance financially and physically crippling people. How can people say this is the best country in the World?

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Mewton’s Third Paw
Community Member
1 year ago

In another country maybe.

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ACE
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1 year ago

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Dude, you got off easy. When I went to school, there was no income based repayment plan. Don’t qualify now for loan forgiveness, bc I earn too much.

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guy greej
Community Member
1 year ago

From malawi a third world country. Paid of my university degree debt in 1 month after getting a job.

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Panda Kicki
Community Member
1 year ago

Yes, anyone had a rich mother fixing good jobs, free condo and grandparents who gives you free lodgings. How silly of me not to think about that! Please tell me this is from the Onion...

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