Infographic: Fewer Resources, More Debt: Loan Debt Burdens Students at HBCUS
“Student loans have become one of the primary ways students pay for college, but for students at HBCUs...the reliance on student loans is far greater.”
Students who attend historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) borrow student loans at higher rates and, consequently, graduate with substantially higher debt than their peers at non-HBCUs—even though HBCUs cost less—but federal policy changes could help HBCU students lighten their debt load.
Fewer Resources, More Debt: Loan Debt Burdens Students at Historically Black Colleges and Universities, a report from UNCF’s Frederick D. Patterson Research Institute (FDPRI), examines the rates, amounts and distribution of student loan debt among HBCU students relative to their non-HBCU peers, focusing on undergraduates attending four-year public, private and nonprofit institutions.
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