Despite receiving a 75% discount to attend school in Happy Valley, one Penn State University graduate is still straddled with $39,000 in student debt.

Within six months, Victoria Gibilterra graduated with a bachelor’s degree in security and risk analysis, landed a job at Aetna Inc. as an IT leadership development professional and moved to Connecticut, then Pittsburgh. Soon, she will begin making monthly payments toward her federal loans on top of her everyday expenses.

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