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. 

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Archive

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.

July 10, 2013

A bipartisan group agreed late Wednesday on a change to federal student loan programs, basing interest rates on the market but including a cap.

July 9, 2013

Oregon will study plan to let students forgo tuition upfront in exchange for a proportion of their wages upon graduation. Critics say it is a bad idea that will never get off the ground.

July 1, 2013

Citing declining enrollment and bachelor's degree attainment for low-income minority students, report warns that proposals to reform federal student aid could harm access and outcomes for neediest students.

June 28, 2013

As the Senate goes home for July 4 without voting on a loan deal, interest rates for subsidized student loans will rise Monday. 

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