Mapping Your Future: It's time to take action on student loan default rates


It's time to take action on student loan default rates

By Catherine Mueller

September 07, 2017

One of the top priorities for the financial aid office – among many – is taking action to prevent or reduce student loan defaults.

After all, the impact of a high default rate can be extensive – impacting not only a school's participation in federal aid programs but also recruitment, retention, fundraising, and numerous other areas of concern to a postsecondary institution.

In a Sept. 5, 2017 Electronic Announcement, the Department of Education announced the official FY2014 3-year draft cohort default rates would be released on September 25.

Mapping Your Future offers several default prevention tools that schools can integrate into their default prevention plan to assist their students. Since Mapping Your Future's inception in 1996, default prevention has been an important focus.

Mapping Your Future provides important default prevention services, including:

For more information, contact the Mapping Your Future staff at or (800) 374-4072.