Expected length of time needed to pay off student loans in full U.S. 2019

According to a 2019 survey, 16 percent of respondents who were currently paying off their student loans said that they don't think they will ever pay their loans off. This is compared to 17 percent who said that they expect they will need between one and five years to pay their loans off in full.

How long in total do you believe it will take you to fully pay off your student loans?

Share of respondents
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Release date

May 2019


United States

Survey time period

April 26 to 29, 2019

Number of respondents

161 respondents

Age group

18 years and older

Special properties

respondents who took out student loans for college and haven't paid them off yet

Method of interview

Online survey

Supplementary notes

Total sample size was 1,225 respondents.

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