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College students often end up with significant credit card debt

College is a time of freedom and independence, and for many Tennessee students, it is a time to learn a lot of life lessons. Unfortunately, some of these life lessons may include the accumulation of credit card debt. For many, college is a time of limited financial resources, and students often find themselves relying on credit cards. The result is that some graduate with both a degree and a significant amount of debt.

Some of the most significant costs for college students are tuition and books. These can be exorbitant costs for many, but the expenses of college go far beyond that. College life is expensive, even for those who have jobs. This takes a toll, with as many as 35% ending up with credit card debt they cannot really manage at such at young age. In some cases, students often feel like they have to hide their financial woes from their parents.

For some, it can seem like a impossible mountain to climb, but there may be options available to a struggling college student. From applying for work-study programs to certain types of loans, there may be ways to address some of the most significant of college costs. Even with these things, however, a student may graduate with a lot of debt he or she cannot manage.

One of the most significant things a Tennessee college student can do is to make a plan to deal with his or her credit card debt. While it is not ideal in every situation, bankruptcy is often a smart way for some people to deal with this type of debt. Whether it is a college student, retiree or middle-age consumer, it is always beneficial to learn about ways to deal with certain types of debt once and for all. 

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