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New Play Highlights Student Debt Crisis

Student Debt Crisis (formerly, ForgiveStudentLoanDebt.com) is launching a 10 campus tour of Aaron Calafato’s one-man play, For Profit.  The campus tour will kick off on Thursday, October 18  with a performance at the University of Maine with additional tour dates announced soon.

This creative form of expression serves as an important creative tool in educating, informing, and creating social dialogue about the ever-growing student debt crisis, the growing for-profit college industry, as well as the exploitation of the American student.  The nonprofit will be utilizing the crowdfunding platform, IndieGoGo to raise the $12,500 needed to complete this tour.  Those interested in helping fuel this movement or bringing the performance to their campus should visit the campaign at StudentDebtCrisis.org.

Currently, over 36 million Americans are saddled with more than $1 trillion of non-dischargeable student loan debt, while more than 1 out of 5 default on these loans.  Students at for-profit universities are the most vulnerable, subject to higher tuition, higher student debt, and an on-time graduation rate of only 22% since 2002.  For more information on this issue and to bring the play, For Profit to your college or university, please visit StudentDebtCrisis.org.
 

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