Student Aid and Loans

Student Aid and Loans
Jun 25, 2014
Education Department apologizes after image it posted on Twitter -- designed to encourage FAFSA completion -- angered many.

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

December 6, 2013

Nelson Mandela's death puts on hold caucus for college leaders to talk about lower-income student success, for which they have been asked to set specific goals.

December 5, 2013

A report released Wednesday shows another student debt figure is continuing to rise: 2012 college graduates who took out loans borrowed an average of $29,400 of debt to pay for their education. 

December 3, 2013

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has finalized its authority to more closely monitor student loan servicing companies to make sure they're following the law and not misleading consumers. 

November 22, 2013

Two senators join the increasingly crowded Washington bandwagon for alternative forms of higher education to have access to federal funding. They also want college aid tied to institutional performance.

November 21, 2013

At online learning conference, federal officials say Education Department will soon loosen regulations for institutions experimenting with new forms of assessment.

November 19, 2013

As a federal panel reconvenes to negotiate "gainful employment" regulations, representatives of for-profit colleges -- backed by a surprise visit from a key Congresswoman -- step up their criticism.

November 14, 2013

Amid "big" ideas to reimagine Pell Grants and other federal student aid programs, let's not forget some "easy" changes that could have a big impact, Justin Draeger writes.

November 13, 2013

With Michelle Obama's speech on higher education -- and another meeting of university presidents at the White House -- the administration kicks off a new push to increase low-income students' access to college.

November 4, 2013

An idea gaining support in some states has a catchy sales pitch, but is actually a bad deal for students, writes Kati Haycock.

November 4, 2013

Education Department plans to email 3.5 million borrowers of federal student loans over the next six weeks in effort to boost lagging participation in income-based repayment.

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