$146 Billion and 15% in Student Loan Defaults, the Highest Since 1995

Almost exactly one year ago we wrote “The Next Subprime Crisis Is Here: Over $120 Billion In Federal Student Loans In Default” in which we took the latest (2009 three year cohort) loan default data on Federal Student Loans released by the Department of Education and applied it to the total amount of student loans outstanding, which back then was $914 billion.

On Sep. 30, ED.gov provided its annual update – this time to the 2010 three year and 2011 two year cohorts – and to nobody’s major surprise, learned that things just got even worse. There are a lot of students who are trying their best to pay back their student loans but are finding it difficult to do so. There is always the option of taking out a loan with an easier repayment plan, known as an instalment loan, to pay it off with. The thing about installment loans online is that they are easy to access and help is there at the touch of a button if you need it. If you are looking for more help with your student loan, you might want to check out somewhere similar to https://www.sofi.com/refinance-student-loan/ for more information.

To wit: “The national two-year cohort default rate rose from 9.1 percent for FY 2010 to 10 percent for FY 2011. The three-year cohort default rate rose from 13.4 percent for FY 2009 to 14.7 percent for FY 2010.” Putting this in context, according to Bloomberg defaults have risen to the highest level since 1995. The irony that this is happening in the aftermath of Bernanke’s disastrous ZIRP policy is not lost on anyone.

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