Average cost of an in-state Virginia school: $11,142.
Number of Virginians currently borrowing federal Direct or FFEL loans: 1,058,000.
Total outstanding balance of those loans: $30,118,363,000.
Cost of higher education: Priceless?
As student debt soars as high as ever, Virginia state legislators should look to encourage college co-op programs at public universities as a potential solution to the unemployment hurdles that some recent graduates are experiencing.
VCU’s chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists hosted a mock governor’s debate to increase student awareness about the candidates and issues in the upcoming election on Monday, Oct. 7.