Private Loans: Facts and Trends

July 1, 2011

Analysis of federal data from 2007-08 reveals that two-thirds of private loan borrowers did not take out all they could in safer, more affordable federal loans. This fact sheet also finds that a majority of private loan borrowers in 2007-08 attended schools with tuition and fees of $10,000 or less, and that African-American students were the most likely to take out private student...


Quick Facts About Community Colleges and Financial Aid, 2007-08

May 13, 2009

Community colleges are usually considered a low-cost college option, but the sticker price is only part of the real story - students often struggle to cover a range of related costs and living expenses. Our new fact focuses on community college students who apply for financial aid and attend full-time: their need for aid compared to students at other types of colleges; how much...