Student Debt and the Class of 2015

Seven in 10 seniors (68%) who graduated from public and nonprofit colleges in 2015 had student loan debt, with an average of $30,100 per borrower. This represents a 4% increase from the average debt of 2014 graduates.

Debt at graduation varies greatly by state and by college, and this report includes national, state, and college data on student debt from federal and private loans. It also includes policy recommendations for reducing the burden of student debt. 

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Negotiated Rulemaking on Borrower Relief

Detailed Comments on Proposed Borrower Relief and College Accountability Regulations. TICAS public comments with detailed recommendations for strengthening the U.S. Department of Education’s proposed regulations for debt relief for defrauded student loan borrowers and accountability for unscrupulous schools.

Coalition Letter Urging Strong Borrower Relief and College Accountability Regulations. Letter to Education Secretary John King from 58 organizations that advocate for students, veterans, service members, civil rights, consumers, college access and success, and college faculty and staff expressing support for strong rules that protect students and taxpayers from fraud, deception and other misconduct by unscrupulous schools.

Federal Student Loan Terms for 2017-18 summarizes loan limits, interest rates, and other terms for federal student loans from July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2018. Click here to view in HTML.

The Top 10 Student Loan Tips for Recent Graduates provides useful information new graduates should know about repaying student loans.