Liberty U's Reliance on Federal Student Loans

July 16, 2015

Liberty University, which enrolls more students than any other private nonprofit college, attracts many Republican candidates who give speeches about the dangers of government spending. But The Washington Post noted that Liberty's huge growth has been fueled by federal student aid and loans. In the late 1990s, Liberty was receiving less than $20 million in funds from student aid and loans. Students at the university now receive more than $800 million in federal assistance.

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