Student Loans

Student loan debt continues to increase rapidly. For the first time, total student loan debt has surpassed the amount of credit card debt.
11/02/2011
Data Byte
Student loan default rates increased by nearly one-third in just 2 years. In 2009, 15% of graduates from for-profit schools were in default.
11/02/2011
Data Byte
  If your personal debt has increased in the last four years, has that been increased credit card debt, mortgage debt, school loans, a car loan, other personal loans, taxes, medical bills, or something else? (accept all that apply)
11/02/2011
Data Byte
2/3 of students graduate with debt, at an average of $24,842. African Americans are most likely to borrow and graduate with more debt.
11/02/2011
Data Byte
And in which of the following ranges does the personal debt that you owe fall, including credit cards, student loans, car loans, money you owe other individuals, and any other debt you have, but not including a mortgage?
11/01/2011
Data Byte
Today the average college grad leaves school with just over $24,000 in debt, an amount that eats up $276 every month if you stretch the payments out over ten years and it’s a government loan with a 6.8 percent interest rate. Of course, one out of five students also carries more costly private loans...
10/27/2011
News/Resource
Unemployment remains high among recent college graduates, and more people are wondering whether a bachelor's degree is worth the investment. There's no doubt that today's graduates face a rocky climb. The average student-loan debt among bachelor-degree holders is $24,000, according to the Project...
10/20/2011
News/Resource
Rising college costs, combined with major policy changes in financial aid, have made college less affordable for today’s generation of young people. The Contract for College would unify the existing three strands of federal financial aid — grants, loans and work-study — into a coherent, guaranteed...
08/08/2011
Publication
Even though more of today's young adults are motivated to seek a postsecondary education, too many of them are sidelined by the financial burden of paying for school while meeting their other financial obligations. This report argues that to increase postsecondary success among low- to moderate-...
08/08/2011
Publication
This fact sheet includes a brief overview of why paying for college has become so difficult. Suggestions for how college students can lower their own college costs and information on public policies that can make attending college more affordable are included. TOP FACTS: Pell grants, the nation’s...
08/08/2011
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