Yes, there should be more leeway for students who are in debt because of student loans. These students tried to do the right thing and go to school to further their education. The fact that they went to school put them into deb. More should be done for these students because education should not cost so much in this country anyway.
Student loan debt is making national headlines as more and more people are crushed by an ever-growing financial burden that no longer seems fair. I think that it is time to put that burden to rest by offering these debtors either loan forgiveness or a more relaxed timeline for paying these amounts back.
Student loan debt has diminished the economic opportunities for millions of Americans. Many college graduates are burdened by student loan debt, but have few options for easing this burden. Yes, there are flexible repayment plans for government-issued student loans; but those that hold private loans face few options. Therefore, graduates who have student loan debt should be given more leeway; especially with private loans.
No, there should not be a lot of leeway for students who are in debt because of student loans. A loan is a legally binding agreement and students should be required to honor them. However, there is a problem with students having too much debt. More effort should be made to lower tuition rates in the first place and to make education affordable. The other problem is that students are investing in a degree, expecting to be able to get a better job afterward, then finding jobs are not available. Efforts should be put toward making more opportunities available after college.