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TREASURER EYES PILOT TO MAKE COLLEGE DEBT MORE TRANSPARENT

By Colin A. Young

STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE

STATE HOUSE, BOSTON, NOV. 3, 2016.....Students at a University of Massachusetts campus would be alerted to their total student debt load and estimated monthly payoff amounts under a pilot program proposed by Treasurer Deborah Goldberg.

Goldberg on Wednesday filed a bill that would direct UMass to work with her office and the Department of Higher Education to develop the pilot on one of its campuses. At that campus, enrolled students would receive "an estimate of their total outstanding or pending student loan obligations."


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