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Student Debt Statistics

College debt in the U.S. now exceeds $141 Billion, but did you know that of this amount, over $75 Billion is in Federal Parent PLUS loans?

Did you know that the estimated profit for the U.S. Department of Education over the next decade is projected to be $127 Billion?

  • More Americans hold student loan debt than the population of over 200 countries
  • Over 7 million (>2%) of the U.S. population has defaulted on their student loans
  • Student loan debt is the second highest form of debt in the U.S., second only to mortgages
  • Almost 30% student loan borrowers move back in with their parents after graduation
  • Over 40% of borrowers have delayed starting a family because of their debt
  • Over 60% of borrowers have delayed buying a car because of their debt
  • Over 70% of borrowers have delayed saving for retirement because of their debt
  • Around 75% of borrowers have delayed buying a home because of their debt
  • Almost 30% borrowers have delayed getting married because of their debt

Would you like to read more about student loan debt?  Please see the link below for more information.


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