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The Condition of Education 2014

Postsecondary Education

Student Loan Volume and Default Rates

In 2011–12, the average student loan amount of $6,800 represented a 36 percent increase over the 2000–01 average loan amount of $5,000 (adjusted for inflation using constant 2012–13 dollars).

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Average loan amounts for first-time, full-time students receiving loan aid at Title IV degree-granting postsecondary institutions: 2000–01 through 2011–12

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS).