New Report Documents Who Defaults and Why, Underscores Need for Reform

June 13, 2019
The Institute for College Access & Success

While borrowing for college costs remains worthwhile for millions of students, millions also struggle in repayment. Each year, over a million borrowers face the most devastating outcome, default. Casualties of College Debt: What Data Show and Experts Say About Who Defaults and Why, explores the latest federal data on delinquency and default, the insights of a diverse group of over 20 student loan experts, and the lived experiences of defaulted borrowers themselves.