Federal Student Loans: What Happens If You Don’t Pay? [POLICYbrief]

Published on July 21, 2018 by

Since 1958, the United States federal government has offered loans to help college students pay for their education. Over the past decade, however, the default rate on these loans has risen sharply, with over 25% of former students failing to repay their loans. What happens when federal student loans aren’t repaid? Student loan lawyer Adam Minsky and Jason Delisle of the American Enterprise Institute explore the troubling landscape of federal student loan repayment. As always, the Federalist Society takes no particular legal or public policy positions. All opinions expressed are those of the speakers.


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