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Primer on Repayment Rates

Published Sep 2015
focus area Data & Transparency

On September 30, 2015, IHEP convened a meeting of policy and institution experts to deepen research and enhance the conversation about one measure of quality assurance: loan repayment rates. This conversation and continuing project considers the intricacies of repayment rate measures within the context of multiple use-cases, evaluates the most appropriate metric specification for each purpose, and identifies data quality improvements. This primer reviews the evolution of repayment rates through regulation, legislation, and the policy discourse, as well as the technical specifications of calculating a repayment rate measure.