Economic Brief



December 2008, No. 08-03

Turmoil in the Student Loan Market

John R. Walter and Samuel E. Henly

Recent credit market problems and federal legislation lowering lender revenues have diminished the availability of some types of student loans. Nevertheless, new sources of funding have become available, changing the structure of the market while helping to meet the demand for student loans.

Additional Resources

Summary of Ensuring Continued Access To Student Loans Act
National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators

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