Student Debt and the Class of 2017

October 28, 2018

New data show that the average student debt for college graduates continues to climb but at a slower pace, according to a report released by the Institute for College Access & Success. Nationally, about two in three (65 percent) college seniors who graduated from public and private nonprofit colleges in 2017 had student loan debt. These borrowers owed an average of $28,650, 1...

The Self-Defeating Consequences of Student Loan Default

October 9, 2018

Issue 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...

Where Debt Comes Due at CSU

December 13, 2017

A new report from the Cal State Student Association (CSSA) and The Institute for College Access & Success finds nearly eight in 10 California State University (CSU) graduates who left college with student loan debt had family incomes no greater than $54,000.