This study documents how much college students’ parents borrow through the federal government’s Parent PLUS program.

  • New data from the U.S. Department of Education reveal the typical parent loan debt.
  • For every 100 student loan borrowers, there are around 22 parent borrowers. For every $100 in student loans, there is around $30 in Parent PLUS loans.
  • This report analyzes the colleges and programs with the highest parent debt.
  • This report analyzes the academic fields with the highest parent debt.