With collective U.S. student loan debt nearing $1.5 trillion, some colleges are testing innovative solutions to help reduce student borrowing.
Using no-strings-attached student loan payoff-assistance programs, college loan alternatives and annual student debt letters, these three universities are doing their part to curb college debt.
1. University of Pittsburgh
The University of Pittsburgh is offering graduating seniors up to $5,000 in federal student loan relief with one request: They pay it forward.
The schools new program, Panthers Forward, will help recent graduates chip away at student debt and introduce them to alumni mentors to encourage professional development. Students have no ob…