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Shouldering the Burden: Women and Student Loan Debt

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The size of student loan debt in the United States is staggering. About 44 million borrowers in the United States hold $1.3 trillion in outstanding student loans. A new report finds that about two-thirds of all student loan debt belongs to women, that women borrow more than men, and that it takes them longer to pay off their debt. Anne Hedgepeth, Senior Government Relations Manager at the American Association of University Women, joins us to discuss this report, “Deeper in Debt: Women and Student Loans".

Sheilah Kast is the host of On The Record, Monday-Friday, 9:30-10:00 am.
Maureen Harvie is senior producer for On the Record. She is a graduate of the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, and joined WYPR in 2014 as an intern for the newsroom. Whether coordinating live election night coverage, capturing the sounds of a roller derby scrimmage, interviewing veterans, or booking local authors, she is always on the lookout for the next story.