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Student loans being paid on time at UW-L better than most state schools



State avg. is 5 percent, while UW-L sits at 2% who have defaulted

In the past three years, only 2 percent of students have defaulted on student loans at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse.

That’s the second-best in the state, according to a student loan report of Wisconsin’s public universities. The UW System average is 5 percent.

Financial aid coordinator Louise Janke says their office is notified when a student starts becoming delinquent.

“We’ll talk with them about if they’re having some challenges making that payment,” she said. “Often they don’t know what resources are out there to help them.”

Janke also says that students being able to quickly find sustainable, good paying jobs makes the rate that much lower.

Born in Decorah Iowa. I've been a news reporter for the last 10 years, starting right out of college in Fort Dodge, Iowa. Other professional opportunities led me to Marshalltown, Iowa and Antigo Wisconsin, before I finally was afforded the opportunity here in La Crosse. I've been here since 2016. I also act as the voice of local sports, doing play by play of high school and college football and basketball. When not working I enjoy golfing.

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