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Student-loan debt is at record levels in the US.

11 mind-blowing facts that show just how dire the student-loan crisis in America is

The national total student debt is now over $1.5 trillion. As many as 40% of borrowers could default on their student loans by 2023.
More than half of job seekers would give up vacation time if their employers helped pay off their student loan debt.

More Americans say they’d give up vacation days if their boss paid off their student loans

This shows how desperate borrowers are for help. They're also filing for bankruptcy and delaying life milestones like having kids or buying a home.

The 21 cities in the US where people carry the most student loan debt

The cities with the most student debt aren't big cities like New York and Los Angeles — they're mostly college towns.

The 21 cities in the US where people carry the most student loan debt

The cities with the most student debt aren't big cities like New York and Los Angeles — they're mostly college towns.
30-year-old Guen Garrido posted an Instagram video of herself celebrating paying off student debt.

Millennials say paying off student debt is as big a life milestone as marriage or a first house — and these are all the extravagant ways they...

Business Insider spoke with 6 people who threw parties, made music videos, or booked vacations to celebrate paying off their loans.
Millennials are delaying homeownership because of student-loan debt.

61% of millennials said they’ve delayed buying a house because of student-loan debt, a new study found

Student-loan debt and skyrocketing housing prices make homeownership unaffordable for many millennials.
Paying off student-loan debt is becoming a life milestone for millennials.

35% of millennials say paying off their student debt is a more significant life milestone than buying a home or starting a family, new study shows

Millennials just want to be debt-free. They're even celebrating paying off their student-loan debt by throwing parties and booking vacations.

I borrowed $50,000 in student loans, but years later I owe $96,000 and I’m still not sorry I did it

It's clear to me that my loans grew so much from a combination of my poor financial decision-making and a high interest rate.
Credit-card debt can be a wealth killer if not managed wisely.

A quarter of millennials say most of their debt is credit cards, not student loans

One in four millennials surveyed said the main source of their debt is credit cards; 15% said it's their mortgage; and 10% said it's student loans.

Refinancing your student loans with SoFi could save you money — and even help you get a better mortgage rate

SoFi can help you refinance your student loans at a lower interest rate. And, since it offers a host of other products, you can better rates on loans.