College Students Share Encouraging Financial Report Cards

New data on college students' financial outlooks finds many silver linings in a cloudy economic backdrop.

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College students have faced financial headwinds lately, from lingering inflation to the overturning of President Biden’s student loan forgiveness plan. Despite these concerns, a new survey from WalletHub shows that the kids might actually be alright as they head into the new school year.

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Ben Demers
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Ben Demers manages digital content and engagement at Kiplinger, informing readers through a range of personal finance articles, e-newsletters, social media, syndicated content, and videos. He is passionate about helping people lead their best lives through sound financial behavior, particularly saving money at home and avoiding scams and identity theft. Ben graduated with an M.P.S. from Georgetown University and a B.A. from Vassar College. He joined Kiplinger in May 2017.