Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Specialist in Education (Ed.S.)


Educational Leadership


The gross percentage of Guaranteed Student Loan defaults, in 1986, was more than 20 per cant at 2,190 of the institutions participating in the Guaranteed Student Loan program. These 2,190 institutions represent more than 30 per cent of institutions participating in the program. These 2,190 institutions enrolled some 30 per cent of Guaranteed Student Loan borrowers, and these borrowers accounted for some 57 per cent of the total amount of money in default [Wilms, 1987]. Research studies have tried to offer characteristics of students who have a higher default rate on their Guaranteed Student Loans.


A Field Project Proposal Presented to the Department of Educational Administration and the Faculty of the Graduate College University of Nebraska at Omaha In Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Degree Specialist in Educational Administration. Copyright Dennis M. Martin February, 1991