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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Snapshot of Older Consumers and Student Loan Debt

Categories: Education-Higher,Elderly,Financial Crisis/Markets,Headlines,Prices/Inflation

Describes the increasing student loan debt that older consumers are carrying and how the increased debt burden is affecting their financial security.  This trend is caused by borrowers carrying student loan repayment later in life and older people helping to finance their children’s and grandchildren’s college education.  From the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau


Annual Report for the Virginia Plan for Higher Education, January 2017

Categories: Education-Higher,Virginia Issues$file/HD7.pdf

Establishes a goal that 70% of Virginia’s population would hold some postsecondary credential by 2030 which would make Virginia one of the top states for educational attainment.   From the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia


Economic Report of the President 2017

Also includes the Annual Report of the Council of Economic Advisers.  Sections on reforming the financial and health care systems, reducing inequality, investing in higher education, and responding to climate change.  Also includes statistical tables on the U.S. economy.  From the Federal Digital System of the Government Publishing Office


Federal Student Aid Feedback System Preliminary Report

Categories: Consumer Info/Protection,Education-Higher,Financial Crisis/Markets,Govt Finance

Reports on information received from student aid customers since the passage of the Student Aid Bill of Rights.  The Federal Student Aid Feedback System was designed to be a single source for filing complaints and providing information about the student aid experience from application to final repayment. Summarizes some 4,800 responses, with more than 75% being complaints.  From the U.S. Department of Education


Digest of Education Statistics 2015

Categories: Education,Education-Higher,Libraries/Museums,Statistics

The 51st edition of an annual compilation of education data including number of schools and colleges, teachers, enrollments, graduates, finances, federal funding, libraries, and international comparisons.  From the National Center for Education Statistics


Doctorate Recipients From U.S. Colleges and Universities: Data Tables 2015

Categories: Arts/Humanities,Education-Higher,Mathematics,Science/Technology,Statistics

Offers a series of 72 data tables on institutions, recipients, fields of study, sources of financial support, and post-graduate commitments.  From the National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics of the National Science Foundation


Characteristics of the U.S. Population by Generational Status: 2013

Categories: Education-Higher,Immigration/Migration,Income/Poverty,Population/Census,Statistics

First-ever type report which examines differences among the foreign-born or “first generation,” the second generation (native born with at least one foreign-born parent), and subsequent generations with native born parents.  Finds that members of the second generation were more likely to be college-educated and have higher incomes than the first or subsequent generations.


Use of Private Loans by Postsecondary Students: Selected Years 2003-04 through 2011-12

Categories: Education-Higher,Statistics

Examines the use of private education loans by both undergraduate and graduate students during three different recent years and how use of private loans has changed.  From the National Center for Education Statistics


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