Data presented in the student loan panel at this week’s ASF 2011 held in Orlando showed that enrollment rates remain steady and exhibit continues growth. Simultaneous with this, however, is the increase in education costs.

Gary Santo, a managing director at First Marblehead Corp., said that the industry had seen a migration toward state and community colleges because these schools used to be a cheaper alternative. However, traditional state colleges have also raised their tuition comparable to private institutions.

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