Sources: National Center for Education Statistics, New Deal 2.0, Nation of Change
Total student loan debt in the U.S. in 2012: $1 trillion.
Total student loan debt in the U.S. in 2011: $830 billion.
Total credit-card debt in the U.S. in 2011: $826.5 billion.
Total value of the federal student loans taken in 2010: $100 billion.
Tax deductions of interest on student loan debt taken on 2009 tax returns: $1.4 billion.
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