Previous work in this series has addressed student loan default rates, but default is an extreme event. To build a more comprehensive understanding of loan repayment, this post reports student loan repayment rates at Wisconsin schools to better understand the
While most borrowers will not default on their student loans, the steep consequences of doing so makes default one of the most pernicious possible outcomes for student borrowers. To supplement our previous work highlighting school level default rates, this post
While previous posts in this series have focused on student borrowing, here we shift attention to one of the most pernicious outcomes student borrowers can experience: default, or failing to make agreed-upon payments towards their outstanding loans. Borrowers who default
Our previous work examined statewide and regional trends in student debt. In this post, we use data from the US Department of Education’s College Scorecard to see how debt varies across Wisconsin’s public, non-profit, and for-profit colleges and universities. The
So far, this series has focused on average debt and the distribution of debt among Wisconsin federal loan borrowers. Here, we shift attention to Wisconsin’s 12 metro areas and provide an interactive tool to explore regional differences in student debt.
Our previous post showed 715,800 Wisconsinites carry a combined $23.1 billion in student loan debt—or on average, $32,230 per borrower. While these figures are a good starting point, looking at averages alone can hide the substantial variation that exists across
With student debt beginning to receive serious attention in Wisconsin, basic information about “who borrows” and “how much” is critical to diagnosing and ultimately solving student debt problems. Accordingly, this post uses data from the United States Department of Education