Graduate Students

Graduate-School Debt Is Raising Questions About Degrees’ Worth

Joshua Lott for The Chronicle

Abigail Williams, a Ph.D. student at the U. of Michigan, wonders if she 
may have to put off life plans, like buying a home, because of her debt.
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When Abigail B. Williams first started graduate school, debt wasn’t on her mind.

Like growing numbers of students beginning graduate programs, she arrived with student-loan debt already, having borrowed thousands of dollars to pay for her...

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