Report Looks at How Student Debt Impacts the Mental Health of Black Borrowers

Title: Student Debt Is Harming the Mental Health of Black Borrowers Author: Victoria Jackson & Jalil B. Mustaffa Source: The Education Trust   The Education Trust recently released its second of four reports focused on the challenges identified through qualitative data from the National Black Student Debt Study. The first report highlighted how Black women… Read more »

How to Reimagine Student Loan Servicing and Repayment

The National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (NASFAA) recently released a new report providing systemic solutions to improve student loan repayment in the United States.

New Report Highlights the Inequity in Black Women’s Experiences With Student Debt

A new report released by The Education Trust sheds light on how Black women experience student debt and offers policy suggestions to make college more affordable for future students. This report is the first in a series of four reports forthcoming from The Education Trust using data from the National Black Student Debt study.

Data Suggest a Possible Increase in Student Loan Delinquencies Once Forbearance Ends

A new report from the Federal Reserve Bank of New York predicts that Direct Loan holders may have difficulty in repaying their loans once forbearance ends, given the experience during the pandemic.

NASPA Report Explores the Future of Student Affairs

Student affairs practitioners play a critical role in supporting the holistic needs of students. As the future of the higher education workforce remains on the minds of administrators, NASPA has released a report to inform the direction of the student affairs profession.

New Brief Offers Recommendations for Revamping Student Loan Servicing to Better Assist Borrowers

As the May 2022 student loan repayment deadline approaches after the pause resulting from COVID-19, public discourse has focused on the impact that repayment may have on borrowers. One component of this impact remains the call for student loan servicing reform

A Different Time: New Report Examines How the Pandemic May Impact Student Debt

The PEW Charitable Trusts recently released a report that explores how student borrowing from the federal government during the COVID-19 pandemic has differed from borrowing during other recessions in the past 30 years.

A Matter of Racial Justice: New Report Explores How Black Borrowers Experience Student Loans and Debt

The Education Trust, in partnership with Jalil B. Mustaffa, Ph.D., recently released a new brief that centers the lived experiences and perspectives of nearly 1,300 Black borrowers.

Alleviate Student Loan Defaults With Income-Driven Repayment Plans (IDRs)

With the pause on student loan repayments ending soon, a new report looks at the advantages of income-driven repayment plans for borrowers.

Stranded, But Not Forgotten: New Report Addresses Institutional Debt and its Impact on Students

ITHAKA S+R recently released an in-depth descriptive qualitative report that highlighted and probed the experiences of both students and staff surrounding the concept of stranded credits.

New Urban Institute Report Offers Solutions to Challenges in Federal Accountability Metrics Resulting from COVID-19

A new report from the Urban Institute examines the pandemic’s impact on current federal accountability metrics, highlighting possible variances in these metrics resulting from the pause in student loan repayments.

Graduates’ First-Year Earnings and Debt Vary by Degree Program and Educational Attainment

Researchers at the Georgetown Center on Education and the Workforce examined earnings and federal student loan debt across 37,000 college majors in 4,400 colleges. Their findings reiterate differences in first-year earnings and debt amounts across programs, institutions, and education levels.