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March 27, 2014 11:23 AM

$1 trillion student loan debt widens U.S. wealth gap, KU researcher and other experts say

Every payment toward their student loans is $900 Nida Degesys and her husband aren't putting in their retirement savings account. They believe they'll eventually climb from debt and begin using their earnings to build assets rather than fill holes. But, like the roughly 37 million others in the U.S. saddled with student debt, they may never catch up with wealthy peers who began life after college free from the burden.

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