Dig this, typical Gen-Xers: a new way to resent your parents for getting divorced! New data shows that by splitting up, they gave you more student loans. In fact, your college debt directly correlates to your parents' emotional stability.
Students whose parents are married pay 23% of their own college costs.
Students whose parents are divorced and remarried pay 47% of their own college costs.
Students whose parents are divorced and not remarried pay 58% of their own college costs.
In conclusion, paying two rents instead of one means your parents don't have as much money, and your step-parents don't love you as much as their real kids.
[Inside Higher Ed. Photo: Shutterstock]