Post-Recession Borrowers Struggle to Repay Loans

New federal data show that college students are taking out more student loan debt and also taking longer to pay it off.

The report from the U.S. Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics, released today, examines patterns of student loan repayment for two separate groups of borrowers -- those who started college in the 1995-96 academic year and those who started eight years later, in 2003-04. Twelve years after beginning their postsecondary educations, the second group had paid off a smaller proportion of their student loans and had defaulted at a higher rate on at least one loan.

Read more at Inside Higher Ed: https://www.insidehighered.com/news/2017/10/05/new-federal-data-student-borrowing-repayment-and-default