Student Aid and Loans

Student Aid and Loans
May 05, 2015
A new report suggests that while growing personnel and construction costs are a factor in the rising price of public higher education, a decline in state funding is the real culprit. 

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

Student loans are essential for millions of American students. The reality is that many colleges charge more than students can afford, even taking into account federal, state and institutional grants. But many experts (not to mention borrowers) see many flaws in the system. They worry that too many students are borrowing more than is wise, that many students don’t understand their obligations, are ignorant of the differences between federal and private loans, and that default rates remain too high at some institutions. 

As a result of these concerns, government officials and educators are debating how to improve the student loan system. This webinar will explore some of the new data and some of the new ideas about student loans and student debt.

Join Inside Higher Ed editors Scott Jaschik and Doug Lederman for a lively discussion on these issues in a free webinar. Before attending the webinar, we invite you to download our free booklet, "Dealing with Debt," a compilation of articles and opinion essays from Inside Higher Ed offering a range of ideas and perspectives. 

Inside Higher Ed's Dealing with Debt webinar is made possible with the support of Inceptia. By registering for this webinar, you are agreeing to share your information with the company and Inside Higher Ed for marketing purposes. 

Captioning for the deaf and hard of hearing is provided by CaptionAccess for all Inside Higher Ed webinars. Transcripts available upon request.

Archive

March 18, 2015

In attempt to balance the federal budget, House Republicans are again proposing that the maximum grant award remain at its current level for a decade. 

March 18, 2015

Mid-Continent University's closure last year left a messy situation for students -- and it was precipitated by financial sanctions the U.S. Department of Education uses to rein in colleges.

March 10, 2015

President Obama announced a series of executive actions aimed at improving and centralizing the customer service experience of borrowers with federal student loans.

March 4, 2015

An “extraordinarily” detailed analysis of student-level data in Virginia shows low-income students were hit hardest as public colleges and universities raised tuition during Great Recession.

February 25, 2015

As colleges press their case for reducing federal requirements, a top Republican says he's committed to finishing a rewrite of the Higher Education Act this year.

February 24, 2015

Shift from focusing on the number of questions to the number of times a student must fill out the form, writes Ben Miller.

February 20, 2015

Financial aid director at North Idaho College arrested for using Craigslist to solicit students.

February 9, 2015

How many questions are really needed? And how many just confuse?

February 6, 2015

Budget documents show Obama's planned expansion of his Pay As You Earn plan will add $9 billion to already-rising long-term cost of federal student loans.

February 3, 2015

Budget details president's signature higher ed proposals -- free community college, Pell bonuses for colleges and expanded tax credits -- and some student aid reforms with bipartisan appeal. 

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