Federal Loans in Current and Constant Dollars over Time: All Postsecondary Students, Undergraduate Students, and Graduate Students

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Total annual federal borrowing by undergraduates and their parents increased from $33.7 billion to $75.1 billion between 2001-02 and 2011-12, but declined to $57.3 billion between 2011-12 and 2016-17.

Table 6: Number of Borrowers and Average Amount Borrowed Through Federal Loan Programs in Current Dollars and in 2016 Dollars, 1996-97 to 2016-17

Number of Borrowers and Average Amount Borrowed Through Federal Loan Programs in Current Dollars and in 2016 Dollars, 1995-96 to 2016-17

Notes & Sources 

SOURCES: See Notes & Sources for a list of sources for data included in Table 6.