Student Aid and Loans

Student Aid and Loans
Feb 05, 2019
Senator Lamar Alexander, chairman of the Senate education committee, identifies familiar set of priorities in reiterating his desire to overhaul the Higher Education Act before he retires. But serious differences with Democratic lawmakers loom.
Jan 23, 2019
The U.S. Department of Education is contemplating going back to the drawing board on complex rules governing authority to operate online programs in multiple states.

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.

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Booklets

Key Issues on Student Debt” is Inside Higher Ed's newest curated collection of articles. You may download a copy free, here.

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Archive

September 26, 2018

A growing number of Democratic candidates at the state and federal level are running on free college. But there's a sharp divide within the party and liberal policy circles over the concept.

September 26, 2018

Proposals for tuition-free college programs shift to meet the needs of the state while also exhibiting qualities of more successful existing initiatives.

September 7, 2018

Update: State agency reverses decision to suspend out-of-state colleges’ ability to award education aid to veterans.

September 6, 2018

Two nonpartisan research groups are urging policy makers to examine the details of tuition-free programs and make them more financially helpful for low-income students.

August 30, 2018

Court temporarily blocks state agency's action denying Missouri colleges' ability to offer aid to veterans. Colleges elsewhere also affected by agency's rulings.

August 27, 2018

Mobile trivia app promises borrowers a chance to have debt paid. But game, which lets users pay for more chances at points and steers them to corporate partners, alarms some experts. Most users spend $4 a month, but company has imposed a limit of $2,500 a week.

August 23, 2018

Oglethorpe aims to win academically strong students by aligning tuition with their states' flagships.

August 14, 2018

A study finds that most borrowers exit loan default within a few years. But many still fail to make serious progress paying down their balances, and the options facing them are inconsistent and confusing.

August 13, 2018

Education Department's decision to drop gainful-employment rule will mean lowest-performing programs keep $5.3 billion over next decade.

August 10, 2018

The issue is becoming a partisan one, which could further undermine Republican support for higher education. Those concerned about college affordability and employability might be wise to look for more moderate solutions, Ryan Craig argues.

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