Come Get Your Money

Come Get Your Money

When State Treasurer Joe Torsella was growing up, he was surrounded—in his small Northeastern Pennsylvania town—by people who knew and kept an eye on him, and by aunts and uncles who celebrated every birthday and special occasion by gifting him not toys, or cash, but a $25 bond for his future education. “I thought it sucked,” Torsella recalls.

Joe Op-ed | Student debt crisis is a moral failing

Joe Op-ed | Student debt crisis is a moral failing

Recently, the Federal Reserve released a startling finding: total student loan debt in the United States just surpassed $1.5 trillion. That may be news to a lot of us, but it’s not news to Pennsylvania’s college graduates in particular, which lead the nation in having the most student debt per person.