Fiscal Policy

Debt Limit Debate

Graduating students Rachel Sacher (L), Tarah Crenshaw (C) and Jill Kissee (R) hug before the 2007 Seaver College commencement at Pepperdine University in Malibu, California April 28, 2007. REUTERS/Phil McCarten (UNITED STATES)

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The for-profit student debt dilemma

June 23, 2016, Stephanie Riegg Cellini and Rajeev Darolia

Stephanie Riegg Cellini and Rajeev Darolia explore the dynamic patterns of student borrowing across the for-profit, private nonprofit, and public college sectors over the last two decades. They explain how increased scrutiny and regulation of the for-profit sector has contributed to declining enrollment in recent years, but concerns remain over the high debt burdens and default rates of for-profit students.

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