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Official Cohort Default Rates for Guaranty Agencies and Lenders


Each year the Department publishes cohort default rates based on the percentage of a lender's or guarantor's student borrowers who enter repayment on FFEL program loans during a federal fiscal year (October 1–September 30) and default before the end of the next fiscal year.

The Department of Education releases official cohort default rates once per year. The FY 2013 official cohort default rates were mailed to lenders and guarantors on September 26, 2016. The FY 2013 national cohort default rate average is 11.3 percent.

Also available are lists of the TOP 100 lenders who currently hold FFELP loans that entered repayment in 2013 and those who originated loans that entered repayment in 2013. (These files are in Adobe's Portable Document Format or PDF. To read them you need the Adobe Acrobat Reader; if you don't have that on your computer, you can download a free copy.)

During the official cohort default rate process, guaranty agencies and lenders are given the opportunity to correct their cohort default rate(s) with the Department. The correction process along with other important cohort default rate information can be found in the Cohort Default Rate Guide for Guaranty Agencies and Lenders.

 

download all school default rates FY 2013 official cohort default rates published for lenders and guarantors participating in the Title IV student financial assistance programs.
download all school default rates FY 2012 official cohort default rates published for lenders and guarantors participating in the Title IV student financial assistance programs.
download all school default rates FY 2011 official cohort default rates published for lenders and guarantors participating in the Title IV student financial assistance programs.

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Last updated September 28, 2016

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