Saturday, December 31, 2016

FEWER RESOURCES, MORE DEBT: Loan Debt Burdens Students at Historically Black Colleges and Universities - UNCF

Student loans have become an increasingly important way for students and their families to pay for college. But for students at historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs), student loan debt is a substantial burden. Students who attend these institutions—many of whom are low-income and firstgeneration—must borrow at higher rates and, consequently, graduate with substantially higher debt than their peers at non-HBCUs. This issue brief examines the rates, amounts and distribution of student loan debt among HBCU students relative to their non-HBCU peers. This analysis focuses solely on undergraduates attending fouryear public and private, non-profit institutions, and employs the most recent publicly available data.

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