Helping Older Students Make Good Decisions When Borrowing for College
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Helping Older Students Make Good Decisions When Borrowing for College

A Resource from Urban Institute

Posted: March 3, 2020
Author(s): Sandy Baum and Kelia Washington
Organization(s): Urban Institute

Adults returning to school after time away face unique challenges, such as determining how much to borrow to finance their education. Overborrowing can cause significant issues, but borrowing too little can be just as much of a problem. This report aims to help counselors and other advisers better understand how borrowing patterns for older students differ by race or ethnicity, program, and type of institution.

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