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02 Dec 2013

Rising Default Rates Reflect Economic Times

In a trend that may be indicative of today’s economic realities, many schools are experiencing a hike in default rates for student loans.

02 Dec 2013

For-Profit Schools’ Students Often Default on Loans

In 2011 in Virginia, more than one of every 10 proprietary-school students who were scheduled to start repaying their student loans defaulted.

02 Dec 2013

Student Loan Default Rates for All Virginia Schools

A list of all Virginia schools and their 2011 student loan default rates

02 Dec 2013

Default Rates Highest at Proprietary Schools

Henri’s School of Hair Design in Fitchburg, Mass., is a cut above the rest when it comes to loan defaults.

02 Dec 2013

HBCUs Have High Loan Default Rates

Among Virginia institutions of higher education offering graduate degrees, historically black colleges or universities, or HBCUs, had the highest student loan default rates in 2011.

28 Nov 2011

VCU Students Rank High in Debts, Defaults

VCU students graduate deeper in debt than students from similar schools and from Virginia’s other public colleges and universities. Moreover, as the U.S. economy has sputtered in recent years, VCU alumni are having more trouble repaying their student loans.

25 Oct 2010

Virginia HBCUs Rank High in Loan Defaults

Joy Shaw is one of many alumni of historically black colleges and universities (HBCU) who have had difficulty repaying the student loans they received from the federal government.
In 2008, HBCUs accounted for four of the five schools with the highest student loan default rates in Virginia, according to the latest data released by the U.S Department of Education. The report represented borrowers who entered repayment in the 2008 fiscal year but defaulted before Sept. 30, 2009.

25 Oct 2010

VCU Students Make Good on Loans

At a time when the national student-loan default rate went up, VCU’s default rate fell – from more than 2.7 percent in 2007 to 2.3 percent in 2008, according to new statistics released by the U.S. Department of Education. VCU compared well to its peer institutions and to other schools in Virginia.