Default Rate


Cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1st to September 30th, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year. The U.S. Department of Education releases official cohort default rates once per year. The FY 2020 official cohort default rates were released in August 2023.

The FY 2020 national cohort default rate is 0 percent.

Newman University’s cohort default rate is:

Cohort Fiscal Year

Official Default Rate

Number of Borrowers in Default

Number of Borrowers in Repayment





*Department of Education Default Management website