The Self-Defeating Consequences of Student Loan Default

October 9, 2018
The Institute for College Access & Success

New TICAS brief explores how the punitive consequences of defaulting on student debt can perversely make it harder for struggling borrowers to return to school and regain their financial footing, even though graduating from college will make it easier to repay their loans. The brief includes recommendations for how policymakers and colleges can help borrowers better prevent and get out of default.