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Student loan debt has skyrocketed in recent years and is now the second largest form of consumer debt. The Senate has passed a bipartisan compromise that would lower rates in time for the fall semester but it still needs to be voted on by Congress. Amanda Honigfort of Saint Louis University and Sami-Jo Roth of the University of Arizona report on this pressing political and financial issue.
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