Student Aid and Loans

Student Aid and Loans
Feb 09, 2015
How many questions are really needed? And how many just confuse?

Booklets

"The Debate on Free Tuition at Community Colleges" is a compilation of articles on an idea gaining traction among policy makers.

The compilation -- in print-on-demand format -- features articles on the program in Tennessee, other state plans and President Obama's proposal, and opinion pieces that critique and praise the concept.

The booklet is free and you may download a copy here. And you may sign up here for a free webinar on Tuesday, March 17 at 3 p.m. Eastern about the themes of the booklet.

This booklet is part of a series of such compilations that Inside Higher Ed is publishing on a range of topics.

This booklet was made possible in part through the advertising support of Cengage Learning.

Archive

October 4, 2012

Review of net price calculators finds that many are hard to find, confusing to use or inconsistent.

October 1, 2012

The two-year default rate for federal student loans increased again this year, but defaults at for-profit colleges fell. 

September 19, 2012

A large university system begins statewide effort to help students manage debt and avoid defaults.

September 13, 2012

A high-profile study asserting that New York program increased college enrollment of low-income black students comes under attack from a leading scholar of financial aid policy.

September 7, 2012

Federal spending on the biggest student grant program surprisingly declines by $2.2 billion, even as numbers of recipients increased. But a sword still hangs over the program.

August 31, 2012

Euphoria about massive online courses aside, they aren't the answer to improving access to higher education for low-income students, writes Ryan Craig.

August 21, 2012

Contrary to a previous essay, campus financial aid administrators believe award letters can be improved and students better informed about the price of higher education, writes Justin Draeger.

August 20, 2012

Self-help levels for those from families with income under $75,000 are now the same as for those from wealthier families.

August 20, 2012

Sociologists' research on different borrowing patterns of men and women, and of those from different wealth levels, illustrate ways that opportunity may be endangered.

August 20, 2012

Some colleges are resisting the Education Department's new "Shopping Sheet." That's a mistake, writes Rachel Fishman, because it helps students and parents compare true costs of college.

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