As students head back to college this month, a large portion will be taking on loans to help cover costs.
At least 1.5 million Georgians — approximately 14% of the state's population — have some amount of student loan debt, totaling to $58.7 billion.
A key consideration for prospective students is the difference between the advertised price of tuition and the actual net price of attending a higher education institution.
Sean Keenan, a freelance journalist, has been researching the price of higher education in Georgia and wrote about it for Atlanta Magazine. He joined On Second Thought for a conversation about the true cost of taking on debt to get a degree in the state.
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