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Resetting the Trillion-Dollar Student-Loan Problem

As college costs rise, so too does the amount students are borrowing. A new report from the Center for American Progress reviews several proposals currently pending before Congress and recommends elements that need to be included in a plan to permit student-loan refinancing. More »


The Economic Case for Higher Education

Higher education is both a pathway to individual economic advancement and a key factor for improving intergenerational mobility, according to this report from the U.S. Department of the Treasury and the U.S. Department of Education. The report shows that without a degree, children born to parents in the lowest income bracket have a 45-percent chance of staying there as adults. With a degree, they have less than a 20-percent chance of remaining there. More »


Student Debt and the Class of 2010

Students who earned a bachelor’s degree in 2010 and used student loans to pay for their education owed an average of $25,250, up 5 percent from the previous year, says this report from the Project on Student Debt, from the Institute on College Access and Success. More »

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The Expansion of Private Loans in Postsecondary Education

This study from the National Center for Education Statistics finds that between 2003-2004 and 2007-2008, the percentage of undergraduate students who borrowed private student loans increased from 5 percent to 14 percent. More »


Delinquency: The Untold Story

Delinquency: The Untold Story of Student Loan Borrowing from the Institute for Higher Education Policy. To more fully capture the repayment difficulties that borrowers experience each month, data must look beyond just default, the report says. More »


Still Denied: How Community Colleges Shortchange Students by Not Offering Federal loans

Federal loans are a critical source of financial aid for millions of students. Yet, about nine percent of community college students are unable to access these funds because their colleges do not participate in the federal student loan program. African-American and Native-American students are the most likely to lack access, according to Still Denied, from the Project on Student Debt. More »