Recent research shows new student debt trends

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JEFFERSON CITY - Research released recently from the Department of Education shows students that attend colleges with a high percentage of low-income students struggle more with student loans and often times have trouble finding well paying jobs post-graduation. 

Historically black schools are among the colleges with the lowest student loan repayment rates, as well as for-profit schools such as University of Phoenix.  

A study on the Brookings website shows that the highest rate of student loan defaults occurs with low-income students. 

KOMU 8 reached out to Lincoln University to see what programs are offered to students to help deal with loan debt, but was not able to get a comment. 

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