Student Debt Hits Women Harder Because of the Pay Gap

According to the US Department of Education and AAUW, women earn 57% of college degrees in America, but they hold nearly two-thirds of the country’s outstanding student debt. On average, women graduate with $2,700 more student debt than men, and since female graduates earn roughly 18% less than male graduates on average, women are also repaying their loans more slowly than men.

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