How much is a trillion dollars? If you want to be staggered by a visual representation of a trillion dollars, check this out. As far as student loan debt goes, we're talking here about ONE trillion dollars. If you want your head to really spin off your shoulders, consider the current U.S. national debt of over 14 trillion dollars. The mind boggles. But that's a rant for another forum.
If you are currently in college, or you are the parent of a college student, chances are that you know something about student loan debt. You probably own some student loan debt. The College Confidential discussion forum has numerous posts from college students and parents who are in an amazing amount of loan debt. Some owe more than $100,000, if you can believe that.