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

May 24, 2017

White House plan confirms drastic cuts to many programs while proposing to substantially alter loan programs.

May 24, 2017

In several states, proposals seek to curb or end expensive grant programs that aren’t going to those who are most in need.

May 23, 2017

In Indiana, encouraging students to pursue a full credit load is having a positive impact on students when the financial incentive is significant, according to a new analysis.

May 22, 2017

Colleges (and nontraditional providers) experiment with income-share agreements as innovation that could help some people afford education and training.

May 16, 2017

John M. Burdick provides an insider’s view as to why he thinks the New York State Excelsior Scholarship isn’t actually giving students free college.

May 3, 2017

The second chance for year-round Pell Grants also means a new opportunity for the U.S. Department of Education to get implementation right this go-round, Ben Miller writes.

April 12, 2017

Most students pay more for college than an affordability benchmark recommends, according to a new report, and some of the overspending is by choice.

April 12, 2017

New federal memorandum rescinds previous guidance governing selection of loan servicers, removing some consumer protections.

April 10, 2017

Researchers say removal of an IRS tool for financial aid applicants may have slowed FAFSA submissions, while college aid groups warn that affected students could already be losing out on aid.

April 6, 2017

Congressional Republicans and the Trump White House appear poised to bring back year-round Pell Grant eligibility, which the Obama administration and Congress nixed in 2012 over cost concerns.

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