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

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.

October 15, 2013

The Education Department has revived cases against two universities involving minor violations of student aid rules -- from the mid-1990s. College lobbyists cite them as the epitome of inefficiency.

September 27, 2013

Education secretary tells black college leaders he's sorry for how his agency tightened underwriting standards for federal parent loans, which resulted in wave of loan denials. 

September 26, 2013

Higher education likely to feel only mild effects from possible government shutdown next week, but advocates for colleges are bracing for larger funding battles.

September 23, 2013

Calling lobbyists' reaction to Obama's rating system proposal "premature and more than a little silly," Duncan says Education Department will develop metrics by which colleges will be judged.

September 20, 2013

Sen. Tom Harkin says he'd like to see a draft of a new Higher Education Act by early next year -- but it's unclear how realistic that goal is as lawmakers clash over how the federal government should regulate college affordability. 

September 16, 2013

Small private colleges cut their sticker price in an effort not to scare away middle-class students. But will it work or hurt? Will anyone really save much money?

September 5, 2013

President George W. Bush's education secretary got slammed when her commission proposed a new accountability regime for higher education. She responds to the new president's ideas, and academe's reactions to it.

September 3, 2013

President Obama should promote accountability through student aid, but if he wants real change he must abandon the fantasy that an algorithm can judge colleges, writes Sherman Dorn.

September 3, 2013

As Education Department begins new round of deliberations over "gainful employment," its draft language is both simpler and stricter.

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