Student Aid and Loans

Student Aid and Loans
Melanie Gottlieb and Martin Kurzweil, both white people with dark hair who are wearing glasses.
Jun 21, 2022
Federal scrutiny grows of a practice colleges use widely. Two experts discuss what policy makers and institutions can do to avoid impeding students from jobs or further education.
Nov 12, 2019
New federal rules on distance education highlight long-standing tensions between consumer advocates seeking stronger state-level protections for students and higher education groups seeking shared national standards.

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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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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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June 21, 2022
Federal scrutiny grows of a practice colleges use widely. Two experts discuss what policy makers and institutions can do to avoid impeding students from jobs or further education.
June 9, 2022
The history of a student loan discharge program for people with disabilities clearly shows the need for automatic—as opposed to targeted—debt relief, Bethany Lilly and Persis Yu write.
June 2, 2022
Education Department will make the largest group discharge of federal student loans in U.S. history.
June 1, 2022
Black parents are disproportionately burdened by Parent PLUS borrowing, a new study finds, leading to deeper racial inequities in student loan borrowing and higher education at large.
May 31, 2022
Some say so, but the president’s plan to cancel at least some student debt is still not finalized.
May 27, 2022
However, political tension in Congress could bring strong opposition from Republicans to any broad move by Biden. Here’s what this means for the future of higher education and the federal government.
May 26, 2022
The announcement of his proposal for student debt relief is expected soon, but many questions—how soon and what his final policy will be—are still largely unanswered.
May 25, 2022
Younger Americans and those with student debt are far less likely than their peers to believe the benefits of getting a higher education outweigh the costs.
May 24, 2022
A new survey shows persistent staffing shortages in financial aid offices, which has raised concerns about their ability to address student needs and maintain compliance with federal regulations in the future.
May 19, 2022
New York’s free tuition program continues to mostly cover tuition for middle-income students and leave out low-income students, who are also disadvantaged by overly bureaucratic and cumbersome application requirements, according to a new report.

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November 12, 2019

New federal rules on distance education highlight long-standing tensions between consumer advocates seeking stronger state-level protections for students and higher education groups seeking shared national standards.

September 13, 2019

Online nursing program will defer half of tuition, charge no interest and make repayment based on income. Questions abound.

May 9, 2019

Bills targeting for-profit institutions in California would prohibit tuition-sharing deals -- a sign of growing political scrutiny of the role of online program management companies.

January 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.

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