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Student loans can be the bane of existence because they are needed, yet they are hated at the same time. Whether you are new to the world of student loans, have been making payments for a couple of months, or have found yourself trapped in the debt they cause, the following list of popular student loan documentaries will help provide you with important information such as default rates, student loan refinancing, the rise and fall of personal student loans (and rise again?), and more.
Default: The Student Loan Documentary
This documentary is a great film that explores student loans and the borrowers who have taken them out. Each borrower in the film comes from a different background, and in some way, has been affected by student loans and the student loan industry. This documentary explores these borrowers’ situations in depth while also covering information about student loans as a whole.
Default: The Student Loan Documentary will open the door and let you see the true light behind student loans and how they can prevent borrowers from having a successful life, marriage, and more.
Chained: A Documentary on the Student Loan Debt Crisis
Chained: A Documentary on the Student Loan Debt Crisis is a new documentary that is set to be released sometime in the near future. As of August 2016, a trailer was released for the upcoming film. One of the main points of this documentary is that the media and government refuse to talk boldly about student loans and often avoid the topic of student loan debt and how it has skyrocketed out of control.
The film has one goal in mind, to open the story about student loans and the debate about what can be done to fix the crisis that many borrowers have lived and continue to live through.
The documentary Ivory Tower puts you in the position to answer if college is really worth it? This documentary will delve deep into how many unemployed and debt-stricken college graduates there truly are. The filmmaker does not just focus on one college or one single area, traveling from Harvard all the way to Arizona State and everything in between to provide viewers with a clear picture.
This documentary will cover how tuition costs are continuing to rise, predatory loan systems, and even student loan debt.
Scholarslip: A Documentary about the Student Loan Crisis
This documentary takes you on a look at the higher education system and how it is falling apart at the seams. In the film, student loan debt is explored along with how students have come to be dependent on student loans and grants to afford college. One of the interesting areas that will be explored is how useless college degrees have become and how difficult it can be for a college graduate to obtain a job in the workforce.
Interested in More Resources Past the Documentaries Above?
If you want to learn more about student loans outside of the documentaries listed above, you can check out our timeline of the history of student loans.
Author: Jeff Gitlen