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Hawaii Ranks #1 for Student Loan Deadbeats
By Selected News Articles @ 6:32 PM :: 1149 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Higher Education, Cost of Living

2022's States with the Most and Least Student Debt

Wallet Hub, Aug 24, 2022

Student debt is a huge problem in America. Save for mortgages, student loans make up the largest component of household debt for Americans. Our collective debt keeps growing, too. At the end of the first quarter of 2022, total outstanding college-loan balances stood at nearly $1.61 trillion, according to the Department of Education. That comes out to an average of $37,000 for each of the 43.4 million borrowers.

But not all states are equal when it comes to the burden of student loans. With student-loan debtors in mind, WalletHub compared the 50 states and the District of Columbia based on 11 key measures of indebtedness and earning opportunities. Our data set ranges from average student debt to unemployment rate among the population aged 25 to 34 to share of students with past-due loan balances.

Tip: If you’re considering borrowing money for college or are in danger of defaulting, we advise using a Student Loan Calculator to determine an affordable monthly payment and payoff timeline….

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Overall Rank*  38
State Hawaii
Total Score  36.25
Student-Loan Indebtedness  40
Grant & Student Work Opportunities  6
Proportion of Students with Debt 49 (tie)
Student Debt as % of Income (Adjusted for Cost of Living) 50
% of Student-Loan Balances Past Due or in Default 1

 

CS: Hawaii tops states in most delinquent student loans

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