“Right now I can’t see myself signing another lease when I don’t have a job for sure, and I don’t want to take out more loans just to live in the cities. Plus, I’m putting all of my paychecks into paying off my student loans in order to pay the least amount of interest.”
— University of St. Thomas senior Laura Zimmerman on why she’ll be living with Mom and Dad after graduation.
Alex Friedrich reports on higher education issues for MPR News. Among the stories he has covered: the fall of the Berlin Wall, aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, collapse of the I-35W bridge in Minneapolis, 2003 Moscow suicide bombing and 2004 presidential elections in the Republic of Georgia. He holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Georgia and a master’s in European political economy from the London School of Economics.