In such times of deteriorating economy, being in debt is probably the last thing anyone would want. Nevertheless, studies show that the number of students who are in debt, who graduated from the state of New Jersey have increased almost two fold. The research also showed that almost quarter of the population in debt was not able to make the necessary payments.
The students that rely on federal loan do not realize the consequences they might have to face later. As soon as they graduate from the college, whether or not they are employed, the banks and companies whom you owe money begin to haunt you. What the worse part about the entire situation is that due to the dwindling economy, the loan rates increase periodically. The rate which might be set in the first year of your college can even be doubled by the time you reach your fourth year.
However, the increase in the rates did not come as a shock to many of the people because most of them are aware of the situation of the current economy. And as the economy continues to remain unstable people should not be surprised if the loan rates further increase.
Given the current scenario, many people further take loans to make the necessary payments from the previous loans. This is probably the worst case scenario because you will be further pulled in to debt as you keep taking loans. Your best call in such situation is to seek help from the authorities and see whatever help can be provided.
It is the duty of the government to bring an awareness to the youth about the loan procedures, how to deal with it and the consequences. Many students just jump into taking loan thinking that it is the last resort if they want to attend college, however, this may not be the case as there are many other options which are available to you.
The financial aid office is usually the best place to start your quest. Although, they will not help you unless you seek their help. So it is your duty to seek assistance from the financial aid office and see what your options are, instead of just taking loans and regretting later. Be sure to check online for other aid and education grants as well to know what is available to you and how things are currently going in the financial education industry.