Student Aid and Loans

Student Aid and Loans
Aug 14, 2018
A study finds that most borrowers exit loan default within a few years. But many still fail to make serious progress paying down their balances, and the options facing them are inconsistent and confusing.

Surveys

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The survey was conducted in conjunction with Gallup. A copy of the report can be downloaded here.

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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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Archive

July 18, 2018

Pell Grants may see a modest increase, but separate appropriations proposals from Senate and House would largely keep programs in line with 2018 funding levels.

July 9, 2018

An Education Department plan to begin cutting large debt collection firms out of the student loan system is on hold after Congress warned against move.

June 22, 2018

Crisis-level student loan default rates among black borrowers and those who attended for-profits cannot be explained fully by students' backgrounds, study finds, including measures of income, employment and parental wealth.

June 21, 2018

Enrollment numbers at many colleges -- especially those in areas with less generous state aid -- show significant boosts in attendance in the first full summer since Congress restored year-round grants.

June 15, 2018

A new report examines student loan repayment rates among graduate students -- and finds borrowers who attended historically black colleges struggled the most to pay down their loans within a few years of leaving school. 

June 8, 2018

Lobbying group for independent colleges says it's open to expanding federal data collection on student outcomes but remains opposed to student-level database favored by public colleges and many policy makers.

June 1, 2018

A new report argues for letting a tax deduction that benefits high-earning grad students expire. It's part of a drumbeat of proposals to restrict federal benefits for graduate students.

May 18, 2018

Early takeaways from new federal data show lower proportion of some nontraditional student types and racial disparities in graduate borrowing. 

May 4, 2018

Private-sector companies say they're ready to expand footprint in student loan market (again) as they push for new caps on federal lending to graduate students.

April 13, 2018

How Lawrence University, without a mega-endowment, is raising money to join a small group of institutions.

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