1999 Ontario Student Loans Default Rates

Institutional Analysis and Planning

1999 Ontario Student Loans Default Rates


The attached statistics have been compiled by the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities as part of the OSAP Indicators' project. The 1999 default rates reflect the repayment status of students who were issued Ontario Student Loans in the 1996-97 academic year and completed or exited their studies in 1996-97. Student loan recipients/defaulters are, for the purpose of calculating default rates, assigned to the last institution/program they attended in 1996-97. The status of these loans was assessed as of July, 1999 or about two years after entering into repayment. An Ontario Student Loan is in default when the Ontario government has paid a bank's claim for an inactive loan. A loan is inactive when no payments were made by the student for at least 90 days. Default rates are calculated on the basis of incidence (i.e., the number of loans in default is expressed as a percentage of the number of loans issued). Default information has not been shown in instances where the number of loans issued to students in a particular program is four or less.

Program Brock University System
Education 0.5% TBA
Business & Commerce 1.8%
Fine Arts 12.0%
Applied Health Sciences 0.0%
Social Sciences 9.7%
Humanities 11.3%
Other Arts/Sciences 17.6%
Agriculture/Biological Sciences 7.4%
Computer Science 13.9%
Mathematics 10.0%
Physical Science 5.6%
Totals 8.0%  

This table indicates the 1999 default rate for all programs at Brock University is 8.0%. This compares to 8.4% for all programs at Ontario universities.

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