Student Aid and Loans

Student Aid and Loans
Oct 05, 2015
The long-serving education secretary expanded Pell Grants, encouraged experimentation, cracked down on for-profit colleges and took federal regulation into uncharted waters.


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"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.

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This booklet was made possible in part through the financial support of Inceptia.


August 17, 2012

The late economist is far more heralded by conservatives than liberals, but he advocated an income-based approach to student aid far more radical than the Obama administration's, writes Alex Holt.

August 16, 2012

In interview, Anthony Carnevale and Lumina Foundation's Jamie Merisotis assess the value of college degree, the emergence of new credentials, and whether rebounding male enrollments will last.

August 7, 2012

As part of larger Gates Foundation effort, new panel aims to reimagine federal aid design and delivery to improve student outcomes. The effort is stoking suspicions.

July 26, 2012

A Senate panel asks what could be done to simplify federal education tax benefits, should a larger overhaul of the tax code take place.

July 19, 2012

Data from the New York Fed show student borrowers are increasingly over 40, including some still paying back their own loans while borrowing for their children's education.

July 18, 2012

A House of Representatives budget proposal for 2013 would make no cuts to major financial aid programs, agreeing with a Senate version approved last month.

July 12, 2012

In white paper, economists say perception is "worse than reality" and that students and families should view higher education as long-term investment, not a good they consume.

July 6, 2012

Cornell pulls back from its aid policy, restoring some borrowing for new students with family incomes of $60,000 to $75,000. Will more colleges follow?

July 6, 2012

Yes, campuses should contain tuition and financial aid should be available. But students have responsibility, too, writes Aaron Broadus: They should choose a college they can afford.

July 2, 2012

Federal court finds that Education Dept. lacked adequate justification for one key measure in new regulations.


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