Feds try to zone in on why some college grads more likely to have problems paying back student loans

Federal officials are trying to figure out why graduates from private career colleges are more likely to have problems repaying their student loans.

A federal research proposal from last year says these students are at a higher risk of defaulting on their student loans and face more problems making payments on time.

Understanding why will be the focus of a project designed to provide a detailed view of private career college students and feed into federal efforts to collect more of the billions in outstanding student debt.