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Perspective on the student loan industry




File photo: Obama sets his sights on student loans today. He'll announce reforms in how burdensome the loans can be.
File photo: Obama sets his sights on student loans today. He'll announce reforms in how burdensome the loans can be.
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President Barack Obama will announce details of a plan that will make things a little easier for people struggling to repay student loans at a campaign stop in Denver Wednesday. Meanwhile, a new report by the College Board shows tuition costs continuing to spiral upward. The report says tuition and fees at public colleges have gone up more than 8 percent over the past year. We'll hear about the entrenched college payment system.

Guest:

Kevin Carey, policy director at the independent think tank Education Sector.