Jennifer Ludden http://michiganradio.org en School debt a long-term burden for many graduates http://michiganradio.org/post/school-debt-long-term-burden-many-graduates With the nation's student-loan debt climbing toward $1 trillion, it's taking many young people longer than ever to pay off their loans. Two-thirds of college students now graduate with debt, owing an average of $24,000. But some borrow far more and find this debt influencing major life decisions long after graduation.<p>"I was very naive, and I realize that now," says Stephanie Iachini, of Altoona, Pa. She was the first in her family to go to college and financed it herself. Fri, 21 Oct 2011 14:35:36 +0000 Jennifer Ludden 4661 at http://michiganradio.org School debt a long-term burden for many graduates