NBC News @NBCNews The leading source of global news and info for more than 75 years. Jul. 11, 2019 1 min read

Jessica Evers dreamed of having a career and a better life for her and her child.
When she saw an advertisement for Salter College, a for-profit certificate school promising high-paid jobs after graduation, it looked perfect.  https://nbcnews.to/2Jsskce  (1/6)

When Evers visited Salter, a staff member said 97 percent of graduates got jobs. The price tag of $15,000 seemed worth it, so she enrolled that day. (2/6)

At the vast majority of for-profits that focus on certificates, most students who take on debt to attend end up earning less than the typical high school graduate, according to federal data from the Dept. of Education. (3/6)

After graduating, Evers accepted a full-time job, but quit shortly after because she said the environment was abusive.
Evers is now unemployed. She says any job she could get wouldn’t cover what she’d have to pay for care for her 3 children.  https://nbcnews.to/2Jsskce  (4/6)

While Evers has been able to defer loan payments while unemployed, accumulated interest drove up the debt — she now owes $24,000, up from the $18,000 she originally borrowed. She doesn't know where to turn for help, and she is not alone. (5/6)


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