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State of Lending: Student Loans Chapter

December 12, 2012
Student Loans

In the U.S. today, total student loan debt exceeds $1 trillion and nearly one in five households has a student loan. This chapter discusses factors leading to the growth in student loan debt and highlights important differences between federal and more costly private student loans. The chapter also shows the spike in student loan defaults and highlights the role of for-profit colleges in this increase.

Read this chapter below or download the full report.