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Adding up student loan debt

For the first time ever, Americans owe more on student loans than on credit cards: The total amount of student loan debt in the United States is closing in on $1 trillion. And, if Congress doesn’t act, student loan interest rates will double this summer.

President Obama has made it clear to Congress that we can’t afford to let that happen. As a reminder of what’s at stake, we put together this student loan counter, so you can see the debt add up in real time.

After you take a look, stand with President Obama in making college more affordable.

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