How is the Students Paying Down Debt field calculated in the College Scorecard website? I don't see a field in the data dictionary that precisely corresponds to it, nor even a set of fields that could.
On the consumer website, you can click the "i" button below the "Students Paying Down Debt Field" on each college page and it will display a brief definition for the measure. It should also correspond to the 3-year repayment rate field on the more technical website at collegescorecard.ed.gov/data
The short definition for this measure is: The share of students who have repaid at least $1 of the principal balance on their federal loans within 3 years of leaving school.