Everything you need to know about student debt

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CURATED BY Libby Nelson

2014-06-08 17:43:09 -0400

  1. What is a student loan?
  2. How much student debt is out there?
  3. How much debt does the average student have?
  4. Why has student debt increased so much?
  5. 47 states spend less on college students than they did in 2008
  6. What kinds of student loans are there?
  7. How are federal student loan interest rates calculated?
  8. What colleges have the most student debt?
  9. What happens if you don’t pay back a student loan?
  10. How many people aren't paying back their student loans?
  11. Why can't student loans be discharged in bankruptcy?
  12. What is income-based student loan repayment?
  13. What effect does student debt have on the economy?
  14. Does the government make money on student loans?
  15. What's the case for student debt?
  16. What are some proposals for reducing student debt?
  17. You didn't answer my question!
  18. Where can I learn more about student debt?
  19. How have these cards changed?
  20. 10 colleges that leave parents with the most debt
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    What is a student loan?

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    How much student debt is out there?

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    How much debt does the average student have?

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    Why has student debt increased so much?

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    47 states spend less on college students than they did in 2008

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    What kinds of student loans are there?

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    How are federal student loan interest rates calculated?

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    What colleges have the most student debt?

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    What happens if you don’t pay back a student loan?

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    How many people aren't paying back their student loans?

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    Why can't student loans be discharged in bankruptcy?

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    What is income-based student loan repayment?

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    What effect does student debt have on the economy?

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    Does the government make money on student loans?

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    What's the case for student debt?

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    What are some proposals for reducing student debt?

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    You didn't answer my question!

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    Where can I learn more about student debt?

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    How have these cards changed?

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    10 colleges that leave parents with the most debt

    The federal government makes loans to parents, too — and those loans have become increasingly popular in recent years, particularly as parents of college-bound students lost home equity after the housing crisis.

    Whether the federal government should make loans to parents, and what the terms of those loans should be, is debated. Students taking out loans themselves anticipate that they'll make more money with a college degree in order to pay the loan back. Parents, on the other hand, are less likely to have their financial situation change when their student goes to college.

    Here are the 10 colleges where parents borrow the most. (Teal bars represent for-profit colleges. Screen_shot_2014-05-03_at_5.34.12_pm

    A new study from the American Enterprise Institute found that nearly half of parents who take out loans to send their children to college don't have a college degree themselves, and about the same proportion have family incomes that put them in the bottom half of the US.

    Poorer parents were more likely to use the loans to send their children to less selective colleges, or to for-profit colleges, with lower graduation rates; more affluent parents were likely to use the loans to send their children to selective colleges.

    These 10 colleges had the highest revenue from parent loans in 2012. Many are public colleges, meaning parents might be taking out loans in order to send their children to public colleges in other states:

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