Parents' Loan Debt is on the Rise

The size of Parent PLUS loans, available to the parents of undergraduate students, has shot up over the last decade. But the average loan size at a few schools is particularly burdensome, with some parents taking out over $30,000 in debt in only one year. Explore to see which colleges put parents in the most debt. Related Article

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Average Loan Amounts

Greater than $15,000
$10,000 to $15,000
$5,000 to $10,000
Less than $5,000
Note: Features colleges with at least 100 Parent PLUS recipients in 2010-11. Average loan is the volume of dollars disbursed divided by the number of borrowers.

Source: U.S. Department of Education