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Celebrities With Student Loan Debt 

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This list contains information on celebrities with student loan debt, loosely ranked by fame and popularity. Several famous comedians, actors, and politicians are celebrities who have had student loan debt. Some famous people with college loans accumulated debt in grad school while other celebrity student loan debt was a result of supporting their children's education.

Who is the most famous person who appears on this celebrities with student loan debt list? Barack Obama lands at the top spot. The President has often recalled his own personal experience with student loans when proposing policies that would aid the problem. He said, "I mean, I was in my 40s when we finished paying off our debt. And we should have been saving for Malia and Sasha by that time." Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio are other politicians who had student loans.

Kerry Washington has called herself "a person who could not have afforded college without the help of student loans." Miles Teller, who graduated from NYU’s Tisch School of Performing Arts, carried college debt while starring in blockbuster films.

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Barack Obama is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Celebrities With Student Loan Debt
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Barack Obama has often recalled his own personal experience with student loans when proposing policies that would aid the problem. He said, "I mean, I was in my 40s when we finished paying off our debt. And we should have been saving for Malia and Sasha by that time."

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Kerry Washington is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Celebrities With Student Loan Debt
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Kerry Washington has referred to herself as "a person who could not have afforded college without the help of student loans."

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Michelle Obama is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Celebrities With Student Loan Debt
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Like her husband Barack Obama, Michelle Obama has had debt from student loans. Between the two of them, they owed over $100,000 for their college education, a debt they carried until his election to the Senate in 2004.

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Ted Cruz is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Celebrities With Student Loan Debt
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Ted Cruz has stated that he only paid off his student loans a few years before running for president. He attended Princeton University and Harvard Law School, racking up over $100,00 in college debt.

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