16 Sep 2016

The challenges of being a student loan borrower

From Jesse Mulligan, 1–4pm, 1:24 pm on 16 September 2016

Earlier this week we spoke with the president of the NZ Union of Students Association Linsey Higgins about student loan borrowers who are too scared to come home from overseas due to their debts.

While the 110,000 overseas student loan borrowers only represent 15 percent of everyone with a student loan, they make up 70 percent of all borrowers with overdue payments - and the government is now getting tough.

One overseas borrower, Charlotte says she is nearly being crippled by the repayments she has to make.

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