The Amount Of Student Loan Debt In The US Could Finance A Homestead On Mars

Nov.03, 2014

Just in case you ever got tired of Earth.

Here’s a little consolation for the next time you’re feeling overwhelmed by your student loan debt: You’re not alone.

Far from it, actually.

Data from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau shows that there is $1.1 trillion in unpaid student loan debt in the US.

And that number doesn’t even include private loans.

That’s a lot of people who owe a lot of money.

If you’re having trouble wrapping your head around just how much a trillion is, take a look at the infographic below from debt.com, which details what you could afford if you had $1.1 trillion to spend. ( Be sure to scroll to the bottom for a surprising twist.)

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