Student Debt

Student Debt

  • seriously delinquent loan rates

    Rates of Seriously Delinquent Auto, Student Debt Rise in First Quarter

    Tuesday, August 02, 2016

    Seriously delinquent mortgage debt, credit card debt and HELOCs all fell in the first quarter, while seriously delinquent auto and student debt rose.

  • consumer debt is on the rise

    Consumer Debt Is on the Rise

    Tuesday, July 12, 2016

    Total real consumer debt rose in the first quarter on a year-over-year basis, with all categories of debt going up except one.

  • auto and student loans continue to grow across the nation

    Auto and Student Debt Continue Rising

    Tuesday, April 12, 2016

    Student and auto loans combine for around 90 percent of debt growth since the fourth quarter of 2012.

  • eighth district

    Why Are More Young Adults Still Living at Home?

    Monday, October 26, 2015

    The number of 25-year-olds living with their parents has risen significantly since 1999. What factors are at play?

  • student loan delinquencies

    Student Loan Delinquency Rates Aren’t Getting Worse

    Tuesday, April 21, 2015

    The burdens of rising student loan debt have garnered significant attention, but these burdens don’t appear to be causing a rise in delinquencies.

  • student loan delinquencies

    Delinquent Student Loan Borrowers Are Getting Further Behind

    Monday, April 20, 2015

    The student loan delinquency rate isn't rising as fast as it was around the time of the Great Recession. However, the percentage of delinquent borrowers who are more than 90 days late on their payments is rising faster.

  • household debt

    A Look at Household Debt around the Great Recession

    Tuesday, March 17, 2015

    The period during and after the Great Recession was marked by overall deleveraging by households. The levels of various forms of debt, however, did not move together in lockstep. 

  • What's Behind—and Beyond—the Default Rate on Student Loans?

    Deferment or forbearance may be masking the true student loan default rates in recent years.

  • Recent Trends in Student Loans: More Loans and Higher Balances

    Student loan borrowing accelerated during the Great Recession and now outranks any non-mortgage debt, including auto loans and credit card debt.

  • Bridges article

    Enrollment, Student Debt and LMI Communities

    Spring 2014 | Bridges

    Bryan Noeth, a policy analyst for the St. Louis Fed’s Center for Household Financial Stability, lays out the case for focusing attention on student loan borrowers with seemingly manageable levels of debt who still have problems making payments.


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