Students Suffocate Under Tens of Thousands in Loans

Publication: USA Today

Author: Sandra Block


02/23/2006 - Tom Dillon, 19, a pre-pharmacy major at the University of Connecticut, is carrying $52,000 in student loans. And he's just getting started. When he gets his pharmacy doctorate in four years, he expects his debt to exceed $150,000.

Dillon's been drawn to pharmacy since age 5, when he found out he had epilepsy.

"The first person who helped me was my pharmacist," he says. Dillon, who no longer has epilepsy, would like to go into pharmaceutical research. But he knows he'd earn more money as a pharmacist for one of the big drugstore chains.

Read the rest of the article on the USA Today site--Students Suffocate Under Tens of Thousands in Loans.

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