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PoliticsAOC slams Republicans, reveals how much she owes in student loans at hearing: 'This is our job'

09:55  11 september  2019
09:55  11 september  2019 Source:   foxnews.com

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Education Department rejected 99 percent of applicants for student loan forgiveness program The U.S. Department of Education accepted just one percent of applications in the first year of a revamped student loan forgiveness program, according to a government watchdog report. © ASSOCIATED PRESS FILE - In this Sept. 17, 2018, file photo, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos speaks during a student town hall at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia. One of the nation's largest teachers' unions sued the U.S. Education Department on Thursday, July 11, 2019, over a federal program that promises to forgive student loans for public workers but has been beset by problems.

Student loan hearing : Hasan Minhaj calls student debt 'paywall to the middle class' during More AOC : Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez says tweets by her ex-chief of staff were 'divisive'. " This is our job .” The committee had been discussing ways to address the nation's estimated .5 trillion in student

"I have student loans , too," Ocasio-Cortez told reporters. "I think it's so funny, a year ago, I was waiting tables in a restaurant and it was literally easier for me to become the youngest woman in American history elected to Congress than it is to pay off my student loan debt." She continued that "in order

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., slammed Republicans after she revealed she owes nearly $20,000 in student loans at a House Financial Services Committee hearing on college debt Tuesday, according to a report.

AOC slams Republicans, reveals how much she owes in student loans at hearing: 'This is our job'© Provided by Atlantic Media, Inc. AOC has questions about the Phillips Curve

“I’m hearing people on this committee say it’s not our job,” she said, referring to Republicans, according to the New York Post. “This is our job.”

The committee was discussing how to bring down the estimated $1.5 trillion in student debt owed in the United States.

“I literally made a student loan payment while I was sitting here at this chair, and I looked at my balance, and it was $20,237.16,” she said. “I just made a payment that took me down to $19,000 so I feel really accomplished right now.”

Student loan experts sound alarm on 'trillion-dollar blackhole'

Student loan experts sound alarm on 'trillion-dollar blackhole' Student loan experts warned the House that the student debt crisis is now a “trillion-dollar blackhole” and was hurting the financial system. require(["medianetNativeAdOnArticle"], function (medianetNativeAdOnArticle) { medianetNativeAdOnArticle.getMedianetNativeAds(true); }); “Every 28 seconds, another borrower defaults… like kerosene on a fire, student debt is … tearing our country apart,” stated Seth Frotman, former student loan ombudsman and the executive director of the Student Borrower Protection Center.

That means that roughly one in four American adults are paying off student loans . Experts predict that the future job market will require a significant increase in skilled workers. This is how much education you need to land a job at the world's biggest tech companies.

Our team at Student Loan Hero works hard to find and recommend products and services that we believe are of high quality. Get it here. How much do I owe in student loans ? What you originally borrowed to pay for school is likely not what you owe now.

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Ocasio-Cortez is one of 70 members of Congress who are still paying off student debt for themselves or a dependent, the Post reported.

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Last month, President Trump signed an executive order to cancel student loan debts for permanently disabled veterans.

Billionaire erases debt for parents as well as Morehouse grads .
Smith and his family have donated $34 million to a fund that wipes away student debt for parents whose children attend MorehouseMorehouse College announced in a release that Smith and his family donated $34 million to a fund that wipes away student debt for parents whose children attend the university.

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