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Woo, Jennie; Horn, Laura – National Center for Education Statistics, 2016
As college costs continue to rise, students and their families increasingly rely on federal loans to help pay for college expenses. In 2011-12, over half of all undergraduates (52 percent) had borrowed money from the federal government to fund their education, compared with just over one-quarter (27 percent) in 1989-90, some 2 decades. Although…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Student Loan Programs, Federal Aid, Paying for College
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Wei, Christina Chang; Horn, Laura – National Center for Education Statistics, 2013
This Statistics in Brief focuses on students who do not complete a postsecondary credential and the substantial federal education debt they accrue. Specifically, the analysis compares the cumulative debt from Stafford and Perkins loan programs of students who did not complete a degree within 6 years of first enrolling ("noncompleters")…
Descriptors: Student Loan Programs, Federal Aid, Debt (Financial), Undergraduate Students
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Radwin, David; Wine, Jennifer; Siegel, Peter; Bryan, Michael – National Center for Education Statistics, 2013
This brief report presents selected findings about student financial aid during the 2011-12 academic year. These findings are based on data from the 2011-12 National Postsecondary Student Aid Study (NPSAS:12), a nationally representative sample survey of undergraduate and graduate students enrolled any time between July 1, 2011, and June 30, 2012,…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Student Financial Aid, Institutional Characteristics, Attendance Patterns