Letters to the Editor

August 5, 2014

FIU grads unburdened by debt

Re the Aug. 3 story No-debt college not real option anymore: Nothing is further from the truth. Graduating from Florida International University with no debt not only is an option, it’s the norm. Seventy percent of FIU students receive some form of financial aid, and less than half graduate with any debt at all. Those who do borrow take on an average of $17,705 in loans, which is about $10,000 less than the national average. The amount of debt, though not ideal, should be manageable given that college graduates make $1 million more during their careers than non-college graduates.

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