Student Aid and Loans

Student Aid and Loans
Feb 21, 2018
Education Department signals interest in revisiting rules making student loans eligible for bankruptcy -- a priority for some Democrats and consumer groups.

Surveys

March 9, 2016 -- Inside Higher Ed's 2016 Survey of College and University Presidents addresses issues such as campus racial protests, nontraditional presidents, and the Obama administration's higher ed agenda.

The survey was conducted in conjunction with Gallup. A copy of the report can be downloaded here.

On Thursday, April 7, Inside Higher Ed editors Doug Lederman and Scott Jaschik shared and analyzed the findings and answered readers' questions in a webinar. View the webinar.

The Inside Higher Ed survey of presidents was made possible in part by advertising from ELS, Hobsons, Jenzabar and Keypath Education.

Booklets

"Dealing With Debt " is Inside Higher Ed's latest print-on-demand compilation of articles. It explores such topics as student loan default rates, income-based repayment, financial aid simplification and other topics.

The booklet is free and you may download a copy here.

This booklet is part of a series of such compilations that Inside Higher Ed is publishing on a range of topics.

Inside Higher Ed will present a free webinar on Wednesday, June 10, at 2 p.m. Eastern, about the themes of the booklet. Click here to sign up.

This booklet was made possible in part through the financial support of Inceptia.

Archive

February 21, 2018

Education Department signals interest in revisiting rules making student loans eligible for bankruptcy -- a priority for some Democrats and consumer groups.

February 14, 2018

House GOP proposal would end formula that favored private colleges in Northeast. But it would also mean cuts in funds to some public institutions with strong records educating low-income students and send more money to for-profit colleges.

February 13, 2018

White House budget proposal isn't likely to serve as framework for Congress, but it reflects many of the same higher ed priorities as House Republicans.

February 1, 2018

Frank Brogan, a former top higher ed official in Pennsylvania and Florida, will serve as U.S. assistant secretary for postsecondary education on an acting basis.

January 30, 2018

U.S. report shows undergraduate borrowing was down in 2015-16 from four years earlier, across nearly all types of institutions. Meanwhile, the proportion of students receiving grant funding rose.

January 3, 2018

Department of Education proposal would require student borrowers demonstrate an intent on the part of their college to mislead or deceive in order to get loan relief through borrower-defense claims.

December 18, 2017

Residents in poor parts of New York City tend to have less student debt but more trouble paying it off, providing a window into how national trends play out at the local level.

December 14, 2017

Reports indicate congressional negotiators have dropped repeal of tax-exempt tuition waivers for graduate students and other provisions affecting higher ed from final tax-reform bill.

November 30, 2017

On eve of vote on Senate tax reform plan, we compare it to the House version, which would hurt students and families more. Both would hit colleges and universities hard by imposing new taxes and constraining state budgets.

November 27, 2017

As states become more active in regulating the companies that collect and handle student loan payments, servicers seek answer from Secretary DeVos on whether federal policy pre-empts new rules.

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