Student Aid and Loans

Student Aid and Loans
May 16, 2016
Private colleges and universities are trying new strategies after discount rates rose to unseen levels yet again.

Surveys

March 9, 2016 -- Inside Higher Ed's 2016 Survey of College and University Presidents addresses issues such as campus racial protests, nontraditional presidents, and the Obama administration's higher ed agenda.

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

On Thursday, April 7, Inside Higher Ed editors Doug Lederman and Scott Jaschik shared and analyzed the findings and answered readers' questions in a webinar. View the webinar.

The Inside Higher Ed survey of presidents was made possible in part by advertising from ELS, Hobsons, Jenzabar and Keypath Education.

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

April 22, 2014

Federal officials say that some lenders, when a student's loan cosigner dies, declare an automatic default -- with no chance for the student to pay off what is owed.

April 4, 2014

Study finds that government grants have a positive impact on the graduation rates of low-income students, but unsubsidized loans counter that impact.

April 2, 2014

House Republicans unveil their 2015 budget proposal, which calls for a 10-year freeze on the maximum Pell Grant and would eliminate funding for the National Endowment for the Humanities. 

April 2, 2014

Congress expanded federal student loan default metrics to scrutinize for-profits, but community colleges are worried, too, at least one with good reason.

April 1, 2014

Two Colorado companies promised to help out-of-state students get in-state tuition. Then the University of Colorado cracked down.

March 25, 2014

New snapshot shows that borrowers are taking out more loans to pay for their advanced degrees across a range of disciplines.

March 21, 2014

Student loan debt and defaults are real problems -- but let's impose solutions that improve access for low-income students rather than scare them off, Karen Gross argues.

March 21, 2014

The appropriate level of student loan debt and default for a college's graduates depends heavily on an institution's students and mission, write Jacob Gross and Nicholas Hillman.

March 13, 2014

The Education Department's oversight of its debt management system has been lacking, say Congressional investigators and the agency's own inspector general. 

March 4, 2014

President Obama will seek to make a tuition tax credit permanent and exempt student loan debt forgiveness from taxation.

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