LAS VEGAS — As college students are forced to take out student loans or plied with credit card offers on campus, credit unions can educate students on how to better manage it, Generation Debt: Why Now is a Terrible Time to Be Young author Anya Kamenetz, 26, told America’s Credit Union Conference & Expo.

Tuition is up three times the rise of inflation, state support for colleges is at its lowest point in a couple generations and individual students are bearing the brunt of it, often putting text books as well as social expenses on a credit card, she explained. “Student loan debt arrived out of almost nowhere to a phenomenon of affecting nearly all students today,” Kamenetz commented.

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