Story Pitch: For Many Students, the Graduation March is Accompanied by Mountains of Debt

According to a recent New York Times article, student loan debt has outpaced credit card debt for the first time and will likely top a trillion dollars. Some education policy experts believe that the rise in student debt will keep graduates from buying a home, starting a family, starting a business and saving for their kids' education. Depending on the type of loan, repayment can begin as soon as the graduation party ends. The Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants (PICPA) has a few considerations for college graduates:

 How to choose the right repayment plan for your situation
 Why defaulting can affect your credit score
 Ways to create a budget once you get that first job out of college
 Knowing the difference between good debt and bad debt

Let a local CPA help your audience take control of student debt. To set up an interview, please contact Kathleen Miller at 215-972-6188 or kmiller@picpa.org or Jacqueline Barnard at 267-675-6255 or jbarnard@picpa.org.