Student Aid and Loans

Student Aid and Loans
Apr 12, 2019
Some experts think it's time to rethink how the government collects on defaulted student loans, moving away from punitive measures that may not help borrowers make progress toward paying debt.
Jan 23, 2019
The U.S. Department of Education is contemplating going back to the drawing board on complex rules governing authority to operate online programs in multiple states.

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

Key Issues on Student Debt” is Inside Higher Ed's newest curated collection of articles. You may download a copy free, here.

And we invite you to sign up here for a free webcast on the themes of the booklet, featuring Inside Higher Ed's editors, on Tuesday, July 10, at 2 p.m. Eastern. Register or find out more now.

This booklet was made possible in part by the advertising support of Jenzabar.

 

Archive

December 18, 2015

An analysis finds a steady rise in the proportion of college graduates paying too high a percentage of their annual income to repay student loan debt.

December 18, 2015

Historically, U of Wisconsin at Madison has minimized the use of non-need-based aid, but it is ending that restraint. The catch? Its top official doesn't really agree with the practice.

December 16, 2015

Bipartisan agreement would renew the expired loan program for two years -- but with some new eligibility restrictions that concern colleges.

November 25, 2015

Jamienne Studley, the No. 2 higher ed official at the Education Department, will leave this month after a frenetic two and a half years.

November 24, 2015

Tennessee Promise drives dramatic increases in freshman enrollments at the state's two-year institutions.

November 19, 2015

Lawmakers, government watchdogs question whether the Office of Federal Student Aid is up to the task of running the nation’s $1.2 trillion student loan system.

November 4, 2015

The tuition hikes and high federal borrowing and default rates that hit higher education in the recession's wake continue to stabilize and diminish, according to the College Board. 

October 28, 2015

The new rules include a prohibition on overdraft fees for campus debit cards and a requirement for colleges to publicly disclose agreements with banks and other financial institutions.

October 27, 2015

Annual report finds a 2 percent uptick in undergraduates' student loan burdens, and a 56 percent increase over 10 years.

October 22, 2015

In a decision hailed by consumer advocates, a federal appeals court rules that a major student loan agency is not immune from lawsuits.

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