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The Cost of College Debt 360° | FRONTLINE

[EDITOR’S NOTE: This story was originally published on September 30, 2016.]

Right now, over 40 million people have student debt.

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College affordability was one of the hottest topics of the past election season. But how damaging is all of this debt to our economy? Some experts say it’s not as bad as you may think. FRONTLINE, Marketplace Business News and PBS NewsHour investigate in this 360° edition of “How the Deck Is Stacked.”


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