How does student loan debt and default rates at Columbia Theological Seminary compare to the national average, and how could this impact your future? Scroll down the page for answers.
We are unable to provide you with information on loans and financing opportunities for Columbia Theological Seminary freshmen, as unfortunately, that information is not available to us.
Unlike the data shown for freshmen, average undergraduate student loan amounts do not include private loans. In addition to unreported parent loans, this can increase the average amount borrowed significantly.
We cannot report the average loan amounts for undergraduates attending Columbia Theological Seminary, as that information is not available to us.
Loan default rates can indicate how well Columbia Theological Seminary is helping students afford to attend college without undue reliance on loans, particularly unsubsidized loans. It can also indicate future earnings and career potential. Pay close attention to this statistic. You don't want to take out loans you can't pay back.
A total of 46 Columbia Theological Seminary students entered loan repayment in 2017. After three years, 0.0% of these students (0 out of 46) defaulted on their loans. The lower the default rate, the better!
The chart below compares this college to the average 3-year default rate calculated across all of the 4-year schools we have data for.
What does the default rate mean?
A student is considered to be in default on a student loan if they have not made a payment in more than 270 days. The official student loan default rate for a school is calculated by measuring how many students are in default three years after graduation. Note that the default rate only takes into account federal loans, not private.
When compared to the average three-year default rate of 9.3%, the default rate at Columbia Theological Seminary is excellent. It is a good indication that the financial needs of a typical student are being met in such a way that reliance on loans, particularly unsubsidized student loans, is minimized.
Declaring bankruptcy does not remove student loan debt owed to the Federal government. They can garnish part of your income if you do not pay back your loans.
What's the difference? Unsubsidized student loans accrue interest each month, even while you are in college. Unless you pay that interest each month, what you owe after graduation might surprise you.