A Trillion Dollar Question: What Predicts Student Loan Delinquency Risk?

Posted: 31 Oct 2015

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Alvaro Mezza

Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System

Kamila Sommer

Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System

Date Written: October 16, 2015

Abstract

Over the past ten years, the real amount of student debt owed by American households more than doubled, from about $450 billion to more than $1.1 trillion. As a result of this increase, in 2010 student loan debt surpassed credit card debt as the largest class of non-housing consumer debt.

Suggested Citation

Mezza, Alvaro and Sommer, Kamila, A Trillion Dollar Question: What Predicts Student Loan Delinquency Risk? (October 16, 2015). FEDS Notes No. 2015-10-16 https://doi.org/10.17016/2380-7172.1647, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3721666

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Kamila Sommer

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Washington, DC 20551
United States

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