Student Loan Crisis: Find Help Here

We're reaching out to help you tackle your student loan debt on Wednesday's Survive and Thrive show.

Studies show that on average, the class of 2010 students graduated owing $23,000 for the cost of their college educations.

Amanda Ranochak graduated from Johnson and Wales University with an Associates Degree and more than $40,000 of student loan debt.

"I have no clue how I''m going to come up with that money. And that's just this lender. I have two others I have to take care of," Ranochak said. "I'm very fortunate to have a job in this economy, but that job just won't cover this. I get paid bi-weekly, so I get about $300 to $400 every two week."

Some analysts say that's the underlying issue, that good-paying jobs are in short supply.

"I need to survive. I need food. I need clothing. I need transportation," said Ranochak who feels like she's forced to choose between paying to live or paying the loans.

"I'm 25-years-old. I shouldn't have to be worrying about being buried in debt. I don't own credit cards. I pay my bills on time. But this is ridiculous! Absolutely ridiculous!"

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