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Student loans

This dashboard provides access to data about student loans, which are closed-end loans to finance consumers' education, originated both by the federal government and by private lenders.

Data snapshot

917,007
Student loans originated (July 2018)


$16.6 billion
Dollar volume of new loans (July 2018)


48.0% increase
In year-over-year originations (July 2018)

Origination activity

Lending levels

The number and volume of student loans originated each month.

Year-over-year changes

Year-over-year changes in the number and volume of student loans originated by month.

Geographic changes

Geographic distribution of the year-over-year change in the volume of student loans originated.

Borrower risk profiles

Volume of student loans by credit score

Exploring the origination of student loans to consumers at different credit score levels.

Year-over-year changes by credit score

Detailing the year-over-year changes in origination activity for student loans by credit score.

Lending to low-to-moderate income neighborhoods

Volume of student loans by income level

Examining the origination of student loans to consumers based on the income level of the neighborhood in which they reside.

Year-over-year changes by credit score

Detailing the year-over-year changes in origination activity for student loans by income level.

Lending by borrower age

Volume of student loans by age group

Exploring how lending activity is changing for borrowers by age.

Year-over-year changes by borrower age

Detailing the year-over-year changes in origination activity for student loans by borrower age.