VIDEO: Student Loan Debt is Growing

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By Sydney Giesey
sschmidt@smu.edu

Student loan debt continues to exceed credit card debt, after surpassing it for the first time last June. At the same time, the federal government has large budget deficits and is cutting state support of higher education to help balance the budget.

This year, Pell Grant Funding is being cut by eight billion dollars. In addition to the cuts in Pell Grants, the federal government will no longer fund the Academic Competitiveness Grant or the Smart Grant. In Texas, state equalization grants will be cut by 30 percent. With all these cuts, loans become a necessity for students. Leaving many in debt right out of college.

The Daily Update

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North Texans gather outside President George W. Bush’s home to celebrate the death of Osama Bin Laden and Texas prisoners may be getting a new kind of health care. A mustang football player is taking on some new skin and Texas high school football is getting a bigger area, literally. All this and more on your Daily Update.

The Daily Update: Friday, April 15

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Why are people in Japan receiving compensations? What damages were caused by the storm last night? And see how SMU is celebrating its 100 anniversary! All this and more on your Daily Update!

Daily Update: Wednesday, March 30

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Why did a U.S. Navy ship fired 22 Tomahawk cruise missiles? What is the latest update on the Japan nuclear reactor? And who will give SMU’s commencement speech? Find out all this and more on your Daily Update! Anchored by SMU-TV’s Bridget Bennett and Sydney Geisey.

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Daily Mustang: Wednesday, February 23

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Why are thousands leaving Libya? Find out the latest on the earthquake that rocked New Zealand and learn why did a man hide a chainsaw in his pants? Learn all this and more on your Daily Update! Anchored by SMU-TV’s Bridget Bennett and Sydney Geisey.

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The Daily Update: Friday, Feb. 11

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SMU Journalism talks to an Egyptian student to find out her take on the current political protests. Also a summary of the recent box office hits. And is Donald Trump considering a run for president? All this and more coming up on your Daily Update.

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The Daily Update: Friday, Dec. 3

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An early winter snow storm dumped enough snow to strand motorists in their cars for eleven hours. Also, the 2022 world cup bid went to a country you may have never heard of, and if you’re planning to attend Sunday’s Celebration of Lights, we’ll tell you what weather to expect. Learn about all this and more coming up on your daily update.

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