Podcast: What Student Loan Default Rates Really Mean

Jason Delisle, a resident fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, talks with the FutureU team about the policies around student loan defaults and what the data shows on repayment.

“The default on federal student loans are actually relatively low balances, $3,000, $4,000, $5,000, and so then you can start to see how somebody can go on to paying it after defaulting. That is what we see,” Delisle states.


Listen to the podcast here.

This podcast is created and produced by higher education experts Jeff Selingo and Michael Horn.  Selingo, a FutureEd senior fellow and former editor of The Chronicle of Higher Education, is special advisor and professor of practice at Arizona State University, and a visiting scholar at Georgia Tech’s Center for 21st Century Universities. Horn is chief strategy officer for the Entangled Group, an education investment firm,  and a senior partner at Entangled Solutions, an education consulting company.  Selingo and Horn can be contacted here. Future U is supported by the Academy for Innovative Higher Education Leadership, a partnership between Arizona State University and Georgetown University, and by Entangled Solutions.