Student Aid and Loans

Student Aid and Loans
Aug 24, 2016
Bard College takes (another) ratings downgrade on liquidity concerns. Can leaders keep defying the conventional financial wisdom?

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

February 1, 2013

Mandatory budget cuts are scheduled to take effect March 1. This time, colleges fear it might actually happen, but have little idea how the cuts would be applied.

January 29, 2013

Without enough state aid dollars to make college affordable, Colorado is shifting the focus of its grant program from affordability to encouraging credit completion. 

January 22, 2013

Drawing on 50 years of studies, two economists urge policy makers to simplify delivery and design and link aid to performance in college -- conclusions other scholars challenge.

January 7, 2013

At meeting of private college presidents, campaign to discourage use of student aid that is not tied to financial need gains some momentum.

December 20, 2012

Why should donations that finance luxurious buildings and half-million-dollar salaries at wealthy colleges be tax-deductible? Explain it to the students in Wick Sloane's 7 a.m. community college classes, he writes.

December 18, 2012

A study suggests that guaranteeing a Pell Grant for low-income students as early as the eighth grade could increase college access and completion.

December 14, 2012

Grants tied to enrollment, persistence and grades bolstered full-time study but did little to increase credits earned by low-income students, study finds.

December 10, 2012

With student debt surpassing $1 trillion, graduate school deans discuss the implications for graduate school admissions and retention and the importance of financial literacy.

December 7, 2012

The current headlong rush to make student debt forgivable does nothing to encourage prudent borrowing and discourage tuition increases, writes Jenna Ashley Robinson. Making some loans dischargeable in bankruptcy would send better signals.

December 5, 2012

A white paper, part of the Gates Foundation's project on financial aid, from the National College Access Network calls for overhauling the student aid system to focus on underrepresented students.

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