Too Big to Fail: Student Debt Hhits a Trillion

Too Big to Fail: Student Debt Hhits a Trillion
Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
Rohit Chopra
March 26, 2012
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"Recently, we undertook what we understand is the first major effort to understand the size of the private student loan market. This market went through the same boom and bust cycle we saw play out in markets for mortgages and other credit products.

Our initial findings on the size of the private student loan market are sobering. When we add in the outstanding debt in the federal student loan program, it appears that outstanding student loan debt hit the trillion dollar mark several months ago – much larger than estimates from other recent reports. It seems that this market is too big to fail."

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