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Student Loan Debt (2023)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2023-07-07

Duration: 00:06:39

Subjects: Student loans | United States. Supreme Court | HIGHER EDUCATION


  • LeBlanc, Karen Host
  • Robinson, Darnesha Interviewee
  • Shields, Dennis Interviewee
  • Sharon, Jessica Interviewee
  • Cassidy, Bill Interviewee


This segment from the July 7, 2023, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Karen LeBlanc’s report on the United States Supreme Court striking down the Biden Administration’s Student Loan Forgiveness Program. LeBlanc reports that the average student loan debt for Louisiana residents is $34,525. She interviews: Darnesha Robinson, Southern University student; Dennis Shields, Southern University chancellor and president; Jessica Sharon, president of the Louisiana Jumpstart Coalition for Personal Financial Literacy; and United States Senator Bill Cassidy.