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Student Aid and Loans
Jul 23, 2015
Discover Bank agrees to pay $18.5 million in consumer refunds and penalties to resolve charges of illegal loan servicing, as U.S. consumer protection bureau eyes a broader crackdown on an industry it says is rife with problems.

Surveys

March 13, 2015 -- Inside Higher Ed's 2015 Survey of College and University Presidents explored the views of presidents on the financial sustainability of their institutions, the Obama administration's rating system, sexual assault, race and their role in the tenure process, among other topics.

The survey was conducted in conjunction with researchers from Gallup Education. Inside Higher Ed regularly surveys key higher ed professionals on a range of topics.

On April 14, Inside Higher Ed Editors Doug Lederman and Scott Jaschik will analyze the survey's findings and answered readers' questions about them in a free webinar. Register to attend the webinar here.

The Inside Higher Ed survey of presidents was made possible in part by advertising from Academic Partnerships, Jenzabar and Pearson.

Booklets

"Dealing With Debt " is Inside Higher Ed's latest print-on-demand compilation of articles. It explores such topics as student loan default rates, income-based repayment, financial aid simplification and other topics.

The booklet is free and you may download a copy here.

This booklet is part of a series of such compilations that Inside Higher Ed is publishing on a range of topics.

Inside Higher Ed will present a free webinar on Wednesday, June 10, at 2 p.m. Eastern, about the themes of the booklet. Click here to sign up.

This booklet was made possible in part through the financial support of Inceptia.

Archive

June 25, 2015

Federal accountability system won't compare colleges or assign scores, as Obama sought, but will instead be a data-rich, consumer-facing tool on access, affordability and performance.

June 24, 2015

Spending bill for 2016 would lift NIH funding by $2 billion, but divert Pell money and block Obama regulatory efforts in higher education.

June 19, 2015

As fight against college debt has its moment, what do college association leaders think about it?

June 9, 2015

Obama administration announces debt relief for tens of thousands of former Corinthian students -- and possibly many more students at that college and others.

June 2, 2015

Ending student loans sounds like a good idea, but in a country where the government won't make up for lost revenue, the result could be less access for low-income students, writes Donald E. Heller.

May 28, 2015

It's time for new ideas to confront an old problem: the gap between the wealthiest colleges and all others. Karen Gross offers several bound to stimulate an argument.

May 21, 2015

The gap between wealthy universities and the rest of the pack is widening at an ever faster pace, leaving low-income students in the lurch.

May 20, 2015

The Education Department is considering a limited experiment to allow incarcerated students to receive Pell Grants, which could build momentum for lifting a Clinton-era congressional ban.

May 6, 2015

A guide to the Education Department and Corinthian borrowers.

May 5, 2015

As Corinthian files for bankruptcy, Education Department officials race to head off the political firestorm over debt forgiveness sparked by unprecedented collapse of the for-profit college. 

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