In light of the numerous media accounts of severely distressed student loan borrowers, Beth Akers examines the financial condition of the typical American borrower and finds that on average, payments on student loans account for a relatively small share of earnings. Read the Chalkboard post »
BROWN CENTER SCHOLARS IN THE NEWS
Matthew Chingos is quoted in a FORTUNE articleabout the Obama administration’s announcement of changes to the student loan repayment program Pay-As-You-Earn.
Beth Akers’s recent paperabout the financial well-being of student loan borrowers is included on a “reading list” of material necessary to understand the state of student loans on the Washington Post’s Wonkblog.