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Student loan debt higher than credit card debt in U.S.

September 12, 2010

Total student loan debt exceeds total credit card debt in this country, with $850 billion outstanding. Consumers owe about $828 billion in revolving credit, including credit card debt, according to seasonally adjusted numbers in a report on July credit from the Federal Reserve.

With tuition far outpacing inflation for the past 20 years, student borrowing has continued to grow — a whopping 25 percent last year.

Shockingly, some students don't even know how much they owe — or to whom.

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