The obscure debt holding back thousands of students

For years, Micaela Font has dreamed of becoming a nurse, but there’s $842 standing in her way.

That’s how much money Font, 33, owes to an Atlanta-area college she attended for three and a half semesters beginning in 2015. And until she pays that money back, the school won’t release her transcript, which she needs to continue her education.

In the roughly three years since financial pressures and other circumstances pushed Font to leave the Atlanta area and move closer to relatives in Knoxville, Tennessee, she’s been searching for ways to pay back those funds and return to school.

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