Abstract

This article considers how undergraduate students make meaning from their experiences with debt. Findings from focus groups with students across four campuses within a public university system in the Midwest centered on three key areas: (1) perceived versus actual costs of attending college, varying for students across institutions (2) feelings about carrying debt, centering on the perceived reality and burden of debt, and (3) effects of debt on students, highlighting implications of debt on students’ post-graduate decisions. Findings support research and practice to better understand and support students’ in financing their education.

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Additional Information

ISSN
2381-2338
Print ISSN
0888-210X
Pages
pp. 140-152
Launched on MUSE
2017-11-07
Open Access
No
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