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At What Cost? How Community Colleges that Do Not Offer Federal Loans Put Students at Risk

In 2013-14, nearly one million community college students across the nation were denied access to federal student loans, the safest and most affordable way to borrow for college. Our report includes national and state-by-state analyses of loan access by race/ethnicity and urbanicity, and takes an in-depth look at North Carolina, California, and Georgia.

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Protecting Colleges And Students: Community College Strategies to Prevent Default

Protecting Colleges and Students, released by the Association of Community College Trustees (ACCT) and the Institute for College Access & Success (TICAS), takes a unique look at student loan default at nine community colleges across the nation, and how those colleges are working to help students avoid default.

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Should All Student Loan Payments Be Income-Driven? Trade-offs and Challenges

This white paper analyzes the potential effects of requiring income-driven repayment for all federal loans as well as relying on paycheck withholding for loan payments, with particular attention to the implications for low-income students and families. TICAS also examines the relevance and evolution of mandatory IDR systems in Australia and the United Kingdom, and the paper includes specific recommendations to streamline and improve student loan repayment options in the United States. 

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Student Debt and the Class of 2012

Seven in 10 college seniors (71%) who graduated last year had student loan debt, with an average of $29,400 per borrower. From 2008 to 2012, debt at graduation (federal and private loans combined) increased an average of six percent each year. Our new report includes average debt levels for the 50 states and District of Columbia and for more than 1,000 U.S. colleges and universities.

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Federal Student Loan Terms for 2014-15 summarizes loan limits, interest rates, and other terms for federal student loans from July 1, 2013 through June 30, 2014. Click here to view in HTML.

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