For Borrowers Enrolled at the Start of the Pandemic, Increased Repayment Concerns and Disproportionate Rates of Financial Hardships

May 11, 2021

While student loan repayment relief has prevented borrowers from falling into new delinquency or default on their federal loans, new analysis reveals that three in five California student loan borrowers enrolled when the pandemic began report being more worried about their ability to repay their loans than before the pandemic.


New Metrics Needed to Highlight and Close Racial Disparities in Student Debt Outcomes by College

April 1, 2021

A college degree or credential is a crucial stepping-stone for upward economic mobility. Yet far too many colleges routinely and disproportionately enroll students who end up struggling to repay or, worse, default on their student debt. Further, the debt burdens faced by students who attend these colleges fall most heavily on low-income students and underrepresented students...


College Scorecard Data Show High Rates of Non-Repayment on Federal Student Loans and Signs of Forbearance Abuse

March 9, 2021

The latest updates to the College Scorecard include new institution and program-level information on recent students and their ability to successfully repay their federal loans, including the proportion of borrowers who are not currently making payments on all student loans because their loans are in default, delinquency, forbearance, or deferment one year and two years after..


College Scorecard Repayment Rates by Completion Status

February 4, 2021

In January, the U.S. Department of Education updated the College Scorecard interface and released new data elements including dollar-based repayment rates. These new repayment rates shed light on the share of dollars on student loans being repaid over time for each college and program.