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OPINION: Why Black student parents are at the epicenter of the student debt crisis — and what we can do about it

Black students with children hold more student loan debt than [...]

By |2020-09-28T15:59:15-04:00September 16, 2020|Press Hits|0 Comments

Single Student Parents Have Higher Student Debt Burden, Especially at For-Profit Colleges

New analysis of federal government data by the Institute for Women’s Policy Research (IWPR) finds that postsecondary students who are single parents with dependent children, who make up nearly 12 percent of college students, have less money to contribute to the cost of college, have much greater unmet need after receiving financial aid, and amass higher levels of student debt than other students.

By |2020-08-31T20:34:27-04:00May 30, 2012|Press Releases|Comments Off on Single Student Parents Have Higher Student Debt Burden, Especially at For-Profit Colleges

Single Student Parents Face Financial Difficulties, Debt, Without Adequate Aid

Parents with dependent children were nearly one quarter of students enrolled for credit at American postsecondary institutions in 2008. These students face significant challenges to remaining enrolled and graduating, including limited access to affordable child care, difficulty balancing the demands of school with the demands of work and family, and financial limitations that make it difficult to remain enrolled.

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