Trends in Student Aid

The College Board’s annual “Trends” reports are the go-to for statistics on student aid and college costs. The latest iteration of “Trends in Student Aid” shows that total student borrowing declined for a fourth straight year in 2014-2015, while grant aid continued to climb. Even so, borrowers continue to struggle with student debt, with nearly one in ten completers (and one in four drop-outs) defaulting within two years of entering repayment.