Student Aid and Loans

Student Aid and Loans
Jun 25, 2014
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Booklets

With student borrowing rising -- and political concern about debt growing with it -- Inside Higher Ed today publishes a free compilation of articles about the future of student loans. The news and opinion articles -- in a print-on-demand booklet -- explore the impact of federal policies, strategies some institutions are adopting, and the views of thought leaders on the issue.

Download the booklet here.

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

On May 21, Inside Higher Ed editors Scott Jaschik and Doug Lederman led a free webinar to talk about the issues raised in the booklet's articles. To listen to a recording, please click here.

The compilation of articles is made possible in part through advertising support from Inceptia.

Archive

May 20, 2010

WASHINGTON – Millions of dollars in federal financial aid go unclaimed each year by eligible low-income students at community colleges, according to the inaugural report from the College Board’s new Advocacy & Policy Center.

May 18, 2010

WASHINGTON -- If politics were as data-driven as baseball, and scorekeepers kept a statistic to measure how much impact a person had per day or week or month, Robert Shireman would almost certainly have made the all-star team.

March 31, 2010

Tuition discounting reached record high levels at private colleges and universities in 2008, and the largest share of that aid was awarded without consideration of students’ financial need, according to a report released Tuesday by the National Association of College and University Business Officers (NACUBO).

March 24, 2010

Apologies, in advance, to those who think the news media have a tendency to report on complex situations as if they were horse races.

Books will probably be written about the legislation Congress is poised to enact to transform the federal student loan programs. But while the historians do their work, here's a look at which institutions, people and other players will be helped, hurt and otherwise affected by the measure -- and how it positions them for the future.

March 22, 2010

Overshadowed by health care, legislation to end lender-based federal loans and use savings to shore up grants for needy students nears final approval.

March 19, 2010

Compromise legislation, clearing several key hurdles, would provide billions for Pell Grants, minority institutions -- and, in a late reversal, community colleges.

March 15, 2010

With Congress set to take up health measure, Democrats strip community college funds, accountability provisions and more from loan overhaul.

March 8, 2010

As the recession leads some colleges to pull back on aid commitments, Hamilton moves in the opposite direction.

March 8, 2010

Democrats' plan to consider health care legislation through "budget reconciliation" process has implications for student loan reform -- not all of them good.

February 9, 2010

The "no loans" era of elite private higher education might be short-lived.

Dartmouth College announced Monday that it is restoring loans to the aid packages of students from families whose incomes exceed $75,000 -- ending a no-loans policy that was announced with much fanfare two years ago. Dartmouth will continue to exclude loans from the aid packages of those with smaller family incomes and will continue to be "need blind" in admissions, meaning that financial need will not be taken into consideration in admissions decisions.

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