In New Jersey, your state student loans can outlive you

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Annie Waldman has written about the tremendous burden of student debt in New Jersey. (ProPublica)

Annie Waldman has written about the tremendous burden of student debt in New Jersey. (ProPublica)

New Jersey college students can turn to the state’s Higher Education Student Assistance Authority, which runs by far the largest state-based student loan program in the country. But, that assistance comes with rigorous terms that have been labelled state-sanctioned loan sharking. 

Annie Waldman wrote about the situation in an article published in The New York Times and ProPublica. In one case she described, a student’s loans were not forgiven even after his death.

NewsWorks Tonight host Dave Heller spoke with Waldman.

Click through to read Waldman’s story in The New York Times.

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