Schools look to lessen student stress over debtloads

Posted on June 2nd, 2016

“Students who took out more student loans are more likely to report poor mental health in early adulthood.”

New post-secondary graduates have left the academic world with tens of thousands of dollars of debt, while those heading to college and university this fall will soon contend with steep tuition rates that often result in a similar burden.

The rising concern over student stress derived from increased debt loads has led some institutions to establish more robust mental health support structures. The University of Toronto, for example, has provided mental health training to Faculty of Law staff, including financial aid workers, so that students at-risk can receive immediate aid if the need arises. 

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