A Chilling Calculation

by Jane S. Shaw

How much debt should students take on? According to Mapping Your Future, a nonprofit organization sponsored by student-guaranty agencies, payments become unaffordable when they reach .57 of one’s salary. Jenna Robinson of the Pope Center reviewed the debt-to-salary ratio of recent graduates from North Carolina colleges. Nineteen were over that limit, and two exceeded a ratio of one-to-one.

Phi Beta Cons

The Right take on higher education.