Patt Morrison for December 1, 2009

Can the Supreme Court give some relief to student debt?

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Bankruptcy is becoming an increasing reality for college students who are saddled with so much debt that they have no choice but to protect themselves from creditors. Now the Supreme Court is taking up a case that could determine how and when students can get out from under debt, and how farwhen banks can go in pursuing delinquent students. Banks claim that without a case of extreme hardship students should pay up without exceptions, while students want far more protections from crippling debt.

Guests:

Eric Kelderman, staff reporter for the Chronicle of Higher Education; he was present for the oral arguments today in front of the Supreme Court


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