Samantha, production assistant for CNN, racked up $115,000 and even for someone who got a good-paying job like she did, the payments are just too much:
"I am 23-years-old, two years out of college and I am sitting on $115,000 of student debt with only roughly 12 years to pay it off because of the financial crisis. How much does that make my monthly payment, you ask? A whopping $1,200 a month. And let’s just say my lifelong dream career in television doesn’t lend itself to that. The only option my bank is giving me is to go on 'graduated repayment plan.'"