College-bound students weigh their options amid rising cost of loans

Royal Oak High School | Royal Oak, MI

In the middle-class town of Royal Oak, Michigan, many students take out loans to attend college. The rising cost of college loans is affecting students’ choices about which college to attend, and the careers they pursue after graduation. In this piece, college graduates and college counselors offer advice about how to minimize student debt.

Produced by Gray Fons, Ethan Nowakowski and Hannah Frassetto at Royal Oak High School in Michigan. Mentorship provided by SRL producer Briget Ganske. Instruction provided by SRL Connected Educator Mike Conrad.