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Financial Literacy Resources

Project on Student Debt

The Project on Student Debt is an initiative of the Institute for College Access & Success, a nonprofit independent research and policy organization dedicated to making college more available and affordable to people of all backgrounds.

State by State Data:

State- and college-level data on student debt from federal and private loans can be found in the full report. A full-text version of the report is available and an interactive map which will allow you to view or print sortable summary of data for all states.

student loan debt map

College Debt

  • Student Loans (Dept of Education Official Site)
    • The U.S Department of Education has information about obtaining a loan for college. There is also information about repaying loans, loan forgiveness, loan consolidation and loan deferment.
  • Student Debt Crisis
    • Site focused on all issues pertaining to student debt ranging from recent financial news to strategies for paying off loans.
  • College Reality Check
    • From The Chronicle of Higher Education, this site provides a more candid way of assessing total college costs. Explores the net worth of a degree while factoring in scholarships, loans, and other important factors.
  • Paying for College
    • From the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, this site offers advice and assistance for managing debt and all things related to financing a college education.