Student Aid and Loans

Student Aid and Loans
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.

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

August 27, 2013

President Obama is right to want colleges to prove their worth – but his “myopic” plan ignores how much students learn, writes Richard Hersh.
 

August 23, 2013

It's hard to argue with President Obama's analysis of higher education's problems, writes Karen Gross, but his proposed solution -- a system for rating colleges -- must be crafted very carefully.

August 21, 2013

This week President Obama will unveil plan to make college affordable, promising tough love for some in higher education "business." But will his proposals go anywhere?

August 16, 2013

The federal government should revise its loan program for parents and graduate students to better protect borrowers and taxpayers, Justin Draeger writes.

August 12, 2013

Researchers identify two broad categories of those who borrow to pay for college -- each distinct from the norms of those who don't borrow. Both miss out on what has been considered the classic college experience.

August 5, 2013

In response to Congressional invitation, college groups suggest ideas for revising key federal law, from federal student-level database to risk-based approaches to accreditation and student aid.

August 1, 2013

Colleges that serve fewer disadvantaged students have higher graduation rates, new studies find, a fact policy makers should heed.

August 1, 2013

The way higher education officials talk about paying for college confuses families. Let’s communicate with them in ways they understand, C. Anthony Broh argues.

July 26, 2013

By resetting student loan rates, Congress just fixed one big mistake from a 2007 higher ed law, writes Andrew Gillen. Now it should tackle the second: create a well-designed income-based loan program.

July 18, 2013

Compromise would tie federal student loan interest rates to financial market, cap them, and direct some savings to reducing the deficit. Senate approval is not a sure thing.

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