TALLAHASSEE, FL -- The man identified as the gunman in a Thursday morning shooting at Florida State University, Myran De’Shawn May, was a 2009 graduate of the Texas Tech University Law School according to the website for the State Bar of Texas. Police said May was shot and killed by officer after he opened fire on three people in the
" I am sure it will be a substantial number." Ishmael Narvaez is a sophomore at ASU. He is not in default with student loans, but really doesn't want to think about it. He says it adds stress, “No not yet because I don't want to think about it that much into it to add more stress.” ASU Financial Adviser, Bill Bloom, says this is one reason students fall into default. “They may procrastinate or forget about it." For some its not until after graduation that the thought of daunting loans starts to comes in. 7 million Americans with student debt have defaulted on their loans. That's about 2% of the United States population. Bloom says default can do a number of things. "They can garnish any federal payments such as tax returns. Garnish your payroll if you are working." Defaulted loans can ruin your credit and can have 25% in penalties added on to their total student loan debt. 60% of employers do a credit score background credit check making it impossible for some to get high paying salaries as if it isn't hard enough. ASU’s default rate is comparable with the national average. Bloom says, "Right now it's in the 13% range which default rates for all schools have been climbing ." Bloom also says there is hope for the incoming freshman he calls "smarter".
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