How Do Colleges Respond When Students Apply for Risky Private Loans?
New Report Identifies both Promising and Problematic Practices

July 13, 2011
The Project on Student Debt
Our new report Critical Choices: How Colleges Can Help Students and Families Make Better Decisions about Private Loans, documents promising practices that a variety of financial aid offices are using to help prospective borrowers avoid unnecessarily risky and costly debt. It also identifies some problematic practices that bypass key opportunities to inform students’ and parents’ borrowing decisions.