City College Students Avoid Student Loans, Pay Tuition Other Ways

CITY COLLEGE–Students attending the City College of New York take out fewer student loans than the average college student nationwide. Only 11% of all CCNY undergraduates use student loans to pay off their tuition, according to CollegeFactual. This is far lower than the national undergraduate rate of 55%  reported by Forbes in a 2023 survey about student debt. 

Though interviews and a small survey, City College students explained how they manage college finances to avoid ending up in debt.