Institute for College Access and Success http://ripr.org en Rhode Islanders Struggle With Student Debt http://ripr.org/post/rhode-islanders-struggle-student-debt <p>Thousands of colleges seniors receive their diplomas this month in Rhode Island and across the nation.&nbsp; And thousands of them will soon have to start paying off their student loans.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p>Rhode Island has one of the highest rates of student debt in the nation; the average burden on students in the class of 2012 was more than $30,000, according to a study by the Institute for College Access and Success.</p> Mon, 12 May 2014 13:17:57 +0000 Elisabeth Harrison 33438 at http://ripr.org Rhode Islanders Struggle With Student Debt Study: RI Ranks High for Student Debt http://ripr.org/post/study-ri-ranks-high-student-debt <p>A <a href="http://projectonstudentdebt.org/files/pub/classof2012.pdf" target="_blank">new study</a> by the Institute for College Access and Success shows Rhode Island students carry the fifth highest debt burdens in the country. The study looked at student loans for the class of 2012. The average in Rhode Island was $31,156.</p><p></p><p>Several other New England state also ranked high on the list, including Maine and New Hampshire, which ranked second. The average student loan rate in New Hampshire was $32,698.</p><p></p> Wed, 11 Dec 2013 13:28:39 +0000 Elisabeth Harrison 26093 at http://ripr.org