Total federal student debt in the U.S.
College costs in real time
Both federal and private student loan balances have increased dramatically in the past decade, and for one major reason: the rising costs of college.
Here's a look at what full-time students and the government are spending on to earn undergraduate degrees, in real time.
Federal student aid in real time
Along with student loans, other forms of student aid can help college students manage their costs and limit student debt. Here's a look at federal student aid disbursed to students in real time.