student debt http://wuis.org en Local Filmmaker Hones In On "Student Loan Debt Crisis" http://wuis.org/post/local-filmmaker-hones-student-loan-debt-crisis <p>Zach Baliva says it's become the norm for students to attend college with the help of hefty loans, and all that debt is becoming a serious obstacle for students and graduates. With the film '<a href="http://deferredmovie.com">Deferred</a>' Baliva, a local documentarian, hopes to explore these issues. He recently joined us to talk about what inspired the movie and plans to get it off the ground:&nbsp;</p> Wed, 20 Nov 2013 14:00:00 +0000 Rachel Otwell 13375 at http://wuis.org Local Filmmaker Hones In On "Student Loan Debt Crisis" Debt Is Crushing College Students http://wuis.org/post/debt-crushing-college-students <p>It costs more to go to college these days.&nbsp; And the way many afford it is to take out loans.&nbsp; Paying that money back can be more difficult that most realize. The average college student leaves school with more than $26,000 of debt and a growing number are defaulting on their loans.&nbsp;</p><p>Zach Baliva wrote the cover story on the topic in the current edition of the <a href="http://www.illinoistimes.com/Springfield/">Illinois Times.</a>&nbsp; He is also hoping to make a <a href="http://deferredmovie.com/">documentary film</a> about student debt.</p> Mon, 16 Sep 2013 09:00:00 +0000 Sean Crawford 8865 at http://wuis.org Debt Is Crushing College Students