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New Tools to Lower Student Debt
DES MOINES (CBS 2/FOX 28) --
Governor Terry Branstad is cheering for new programs in Iowa meant to cut back on high student debt.
Branstad announced the "Return on College Investment Reality Check tool on February 3rd.
The tool lets students compare types of jobs, salaries, and the probability of getting hired after graduation and can be found online at the Iowa Student Loan website.
Branstad says it is important because it lets students know what to expect when pursuing a college degree
Branstad also highlighted other efforts to help students, including online and classroom financial literacy programs to teach younger students about money.