Student Aid and Loans

Student Aid and Loans
Oct 21, 2016
Consumer advocates say a Brookings study highlights the need for comprehensive federal data on the relationship between college loan debt and race.


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.


"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.


August 5, 2016

As bipartisan consensus emerges in Congress that colleges should share the burden of students who can't repay loans or find jobs, higher ed leaders consider how such a plan would work and whether it would discourage them from educating the disadvantaged.

August 4, 2016

A new report suggests wealthy institutions should spend more from their endowments to help low-income students, but many campus critics say it's not so simple.

August 3, 2016

New York Federal Reserve analysis finds that student loan debt contributes both to high levels of negative wealth and to income inequality. But financial aid experts say analysis misses some shadings.

August 2, 2016

Department of Education receives thousands of comments on proposed regulations for discharge of federal loans when colleges have defrauded students.

July 22, 2016

The online retail giant's promise to provide "discounted" student loans through a new partnership with Wells Fargo elicits concerns from consumer advocates about possible duping of students.

July 21, 2016

Education Department's 56-page memo details new guidelines for student loan servicers.

July 18, 2016

Malcolm Gladwell says trade-off exists between high-quality campus dining and admitting low-income students. Bowdoin questions his logic and ethics.

July 14, 2016

Education Department will let some colleges experiment with required loan counseling, which some hope will discourage overborrowing.

July 6, 2016

During a three-month hiatus, borrowers would be encouraged to refinance at lower interest rates.

June 27, 2016

College says it will admit a small share of its applicant pool based in part on ability to pay.


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