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Project on Student Debt, 2016
U.S. citizens or permanent residents, enrolled at least half time in a qualified program at a participating school, not in default on a prior federal student loan, and not previously convicted of a drug offense while receiving federal financial aid are eligible to apply for a student loan. The chart presented in this report summarizes the interest…
Descriptors: Student Loan Programs, Federal Aid, Financial Policy, Finance Reform
Cochrane, Debbie; Cheng, Diane – Project on Student Debt, 2016
Student Debt and the Class of 2015 is the eleventh annual report on the student loan debt of recent graduates from four-year colleges, documenting the rise in student loan debt and variation among states as well as colleges. This report includes policy recommendations to address rising student debt and reduce debt burdens, including collecting…
Descriptors: Student Loan Programs, Debt (Financial), Annual Reports, Educational Practices
Project on Student Debt, 2015
An update to the 2012 edition, this brief report provides frequently asked questions regarding the "90-10" rule, a federal law barring for-profit colleges from receiving more than 90% of their revenues from Department of Education Title IV federal student aid, including information on proposals for strengthening it. The 90-10 Rule is…
Descriptors: Debt (Financial), College Students, Student Financial Aid, Federal Legislation
Cochrane, Debbie; Reed, Matthew – Project on Student Debt, 2015
"Student Debt and the Class of 2014" is the tenth annual report on the student loan debt of recent graduates from four-year colleges. It documents the latest rise in student loan debt and finds considerable variation among states as well as colleges. It also includes a new analysis of how debt at graduation has changed over the last…
Descriptors: Student Financial Aid, Debt (Financial), Paying for College, Employment Potential
Project on Student Debt, 2014
This chart summarizes the interest rates, loan limits, and other terms for federal student loans issued from July 1, 2014 through June 30, 2015
Descriptors: Student Loan Programs, Federal Programs, Credit (Finance), Fees
Reed, Matthew; Cochrane, Debbie – Project on Student Debt, 2014
Student debt is still rising for bachelor's degree recipients. In 2013, seven in 10 (69%) graduating seniors at public and private nonprofit colleges had student loans. These borrowers owed an average of $28,400 in federal and private loans combined, up two percent compared to their peers in 2012. Debt at graduation varies greatly by state and by…
Descriptors: Student Financial Aid, Debt (Financial), Paying for College, Employment Potential
Project on Student Debt, 2012
The "90-10" Rule is a federal law barring for-profit colleges from receiving more than 90% of their revenues from Department of Education federal student aid. It is modeled on the Department of Veterans Affairs' long-standing "85-15" Rule, which prohibits more than 85% of a program's students from receiving VA funding. It prevents for-profit…
Descriptors: Federal Government, Federal Legislation, Colleges, Proprietary Schools
Reed, Matthew; Cochrane, Debbie – Project on Student Debt, 2012
Student Debt and the Class of 2011 is the seventh annual report on the cumulative student loan debt of recent graduates from four-year public and private nonprofit colleges. The authors' analysis found that the debt levels of students who graduate with loans continued to rise, with considerable variation among states as well as among colleges. The…
Descriptors: Student Financial Aid, Graduates, Grants, Paying for College
Reed, Matthew – Project on Student Debt, 2011
This paper is the sixth annual report on the cumulative student loan debt of recent graduates from four-year public and private nonprofit colleges. This analysis found that the debt levels of students who graduate with loans continued to rise, with considerable variation among states as well as among colleges. This paper estimates that two-thirds…
Descriptors: College Seniors, Graduation, Debt (Financial), Graduates
Reed, Matthew – Project on Student Debt, 2011
Every year millions of students and families sit around their kitchen tables and grapple with how they are going to pay for college. All too often they approach what may be the most important financial decision of their lives armed with incomplete, confusing, or inaccurate information about their options. College financial aid offices have a…
Descriptors: Student Financial Aid, Paying for College, Student Loan Programs, Decision Making Skills
Cochrane, Debbie; Szabo-Kubitz, Laura – Project on Student Debt, 2011
Each year, millions of college students borrow money to help bridge the gap between college costs and available income, savings, and grants. Experts all agree that, for those who need to borrow to pay for college, federal student loans are the safest and most affordable option. Unfortunately, some colleges choose not to participate in the federal…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, College Students, Federal Aid, Student Financial Aid
Reed, Matthew; Cheng, Diane – Project on Student Debt, 2009
This paper is the fourth annual report on the student loan debt of new college graduates. This analysis of the most recent available data found that student debt continued to rise even as it got harder for recent graduates to find jobs, and that debt levels vary considerably from state to state and college to college. Nationwide, average debt for…
Descriptors: Unemployment, Debt (Financial), College Graduates, Student Financial Aid