Debt http://ripr.org en After Graduation, Navigating The World Of Student Loans http://ripr.org/post/after-graduation-navigating-world-student-loans <p>In the final installment of our series Paying For It: Rhode Islanders Struggle with Student Debt, education reporter Elisabeth Harrison visits the Rhode Island Student Loan Authority to speak with Executive Director Charlie Kelley. She asked him to walk through the payment system for a student who has borrowed $31,000, about the average for recent graduates in Rhode Island.</p><p></p><p></p> Fri, 16 May 2014 12:53:29 +0000 Elisabeth Harrison 33668 at http://ripr.org After Graduation, Navigating The World Of Student Loans Uncertain Futures As Student Debt Looms Large http://ripr.org/post/uncertain-futures-student-debt-looms-large <p>Colleges all across Rhode Island hold graduation ceremonies this month, and many of their students will receive diplomas and then face thousands of dollars in student loans. &nbsp;</p><p>As we continue our series Paying For It: Rhode Islanders Struggle with Student Debt, Rhode Island Public Radio’s Elisabeth Harrison looked at how mounting student loans are impacting students and the decisions they make about their future.</p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p> Thu, 15 May 2014 12:13:07 +0000 Elisabeth Harrison 33600 at http://ripr.org Uncertain Futures As Student Debt Looms Large Can Future Docs Afford to Go Into Primary Care? http://ripr.org/post/can-future-docs-afford-go-primary-care <p>Researchers <a href="http://journals.lww.com/academicmedicine/Abstract/publishahead/Can_Medical_Students_Afford_to_Choose_Primary.99509.aspx">writing </a>in <em>Academic Medicine</em>, the journal of the Association of American Medical Colleges, think so. Or rather, after crunching the numbers – medical school debt load to potential income and expenses – they think medical <strong>students who decide to go into primary care as a specialty will be able to pay off their school debt on a primary care doctor’s salary.</strong></p><p>But…</p> Tue, 04 Dec 2012 17:00:00 +0000 Kristin Gourlay 4703 at http://ripr.org