Student Loan Debt

Is the federal government doing enough to protect people with student loans? One Virginia Congressman is seeking action on the issue.

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More and more students are defaulting on their college loans.

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According to the state, more than half of Virginia college students graduate in debt, half of whom owe more than $25,000. Democratic state lawmakers are now proposing the state step in directly: by getting into the student loan business.