Nearly 1-in-5 U.S. Adults are Distressed Student Loan Borrowers.

Alan Collinge
3 min readDec 17, 2022

They had either stopped paying, or were paying but with increasing loan balances before the pandemic.

This article was updated on 2/16/23 *

There are about 43.4 million federal student loan borrowers. According to former Federal Student Aid Chief, Wayne Johnson, 85% of these borrowers were either not paying (over 50%), or were

Alan Collinge

I am Founder of StudentLoanJustice.Org, author of The Student Loan Scam (Beacon Press), and creator of the petition Change.Org/CancelStudentLoans