America is suffering from a student-loan debt crisis.
It’s part of the Great American Affordability Crisis. Coupled with the fallout from the recession and a high cost of living, student-loan debt has made it difficult for millennials to save and has forced them to delay milestones like getting married, buying a house, and having kids.
Democratic presidential candidates have been proposing policies to offset the cost of college. Sen. Elizabeth Warren introduced a $1.25 trillion plan to forgive most existing student-loan debt and provide universal free college. John Delaney, Rep. Seth Moulton, and Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand have proposed student-debt forgiveness or subsidized college for students who go into national service.
Here are 10 facts that show just how dire student-loan debt in America is.