Student Aid and Loans

Student Aid and Loans
Mar 26, 2015
U.S. government declines to identify dozens of institutions whose federal funding it has restricted because of concerns about their risk to students and taxpayers.

Surveys

March 13, 2015 -- Inside Higher Ed's 2015 Survey of College and University Presidents.explored the views of presidents on the financial sustainability of their institutions, the Obama administration's rating system, sexual assault, race and their role in the tenure process, among other topics.

The survey was conducted in conjunction with researchers from Gallup Education. Inside Higher Ed regularly surveys key higher ed professionals on a range of topics.

On April 14, Inside Higher Ed Editors Doug Lederman and Scott Jaschik will analyze the survey's findings and answered readers' questions about them in a free webinar. Register to attend the webinar here.

The Inside Higher Ed survey of presidents was made possible in part by advertising from Academic Partnerships, Jenzabar and Pearson.

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

January 5, 2010

The economic crisis is the perfect time for colleges to get honest about merit aid, and to minimize it, writes John Roush.

January 5, 2010

Elite private colleges have seen slight increase in share of student body from low incomes, but their wealthiest students have seen notable gains as well.

September 18, 2009

Legislation to reshape loan programs and bolster Pell Grants and community colleges passes along partisan lines. Now focus shifts to the Senate.

September 1, 2009

U. of Texas -- one of largest participants for years -- will drop out, and shift the money to need-based aid.

August 26, 2009

Midyear review of federal budget situation shows price of Obama Pell Grant proposal rising by $27 billion, potentially putting other administration priorities at risk.

July 31, 2009

New study finds that, 10 years after offering non-need-based assistance, private colleges are likely to enroll fewer Pell Grant recipients and fewer black students.

July 22, 2009

House panel approves sweeping changes in college grant and loan programs, despite objections of Republicans and significant discomfort of most college groups.

July 20, 2009

You're familiar with the pattern by now: Groups release reports with data and analysis about various aspects of higher education finance, fund raising and other matters, but because they cover a time before the economy crashed late last year, the conclusions carry a big, fat asterisk.

July 15, 2009

As House Democrats embrace Obama loan proposal, many at financial aid meeting (often grudgingly) see shift to government-based lending as inevitable, though lenders vow continued fight.

July 8, 2009

For all their talk about how damaging and risky the Obama administration's student loan proposal could be for students and the country, leaders in the student loan industry appear to be willing to live with the plan in its broad outlines -- or at least to have concluded that they can't do too much to derail it.

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