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Student Aid and Loans
Jun 18, 2021
A rare student protest over a tuition increase at one of the world’s most prestigious performing arts schools highlights the tension over tuition discounting.
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.

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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 18, 2021

A rare student protest over a tuition increase at one of the world’s most prestigious performing arts schools highlights the tension over tuition discounting.

May 28, 2021

Without federal stimulus money, states would have cut tax appropriations for higher education by 2.3 percent. But how states are spending the billions in stimulus varies.

May 26, 2021

Despite the years of increases, state and local funding for public higher education has not fully recovered from cuts made during the 2008 recession, an annual State Higher Education Finance report shows. Experts worry what will come in the future after 2020 turned out better than expected.

May 20, 2021

Lafayette College steps out of the box by choosing College Advising Corps leader as its next president. The hire comes as the private college seeks to ramp up financial aid and grow its student body.

May 20, 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic exacerbated already-existing trends, pushing the average tuition discount rate for first-time undergraduates to 53.9 percent this year. Expect discounting to keep climbing even after the pandemic subsides.

May 12, 2021

Search a list of grants allocated to more than 5,000 colleges and universities after the Department of Education released details on relief funding and which students are eligible to receive emergency support.

April 28, 2021

President Biden wants $109 billion for two-year colleges, $80 billion addition for Pell Grants, $62 billion for retention and completion efforts, and $39 billion for two free years at minority-serving institutions for most students.

April 6, 2021

Endicott College’s strength during the pandemic highlights the importance of diverse revenue streams. What might it teach other small private colleges?

March 19, 2021

Students who were misled by their institution and only received partial government relief are due more help, to the tune of $1 billion, the Education Department announced.

March 8, 2021

Federal Student Aid’s COO resigned Friday, amid political pressure from progressives. Meanwhile, FAFSA underwent technical difficulties, potentially impacting some students’ ability to submit.

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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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