Repayment Status of Federal Education Loan Portfolio

In March 2017, 16% of borrowers—but only 10% of outstanding dollars—were in default. In other words, defaulters have lower average balances than other borrowers.

Figure 10B: Repayment Status of Federal Education Loan Portfolio, Second Quarter FY2017

Figure 10B represents Repayment Status of Federal Education Loan Portfolio, Second Quarter 2016-17. For a corresponding Section 508-compliant data table, download the Excel spreadsheet.

Notes & Sources 

NOTE: Includes both loans made under the Federal Direct Loan Program and loans made under the Federal Family Education Loan Program, which ended in 2009-10. The second quarter of FY2017 ended on March 31, 2017.

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, Federal Student Aid Data Center, Federal Student Loan Portfolio.