Student Aid and Loans

Student Aid and Loans
Dec 01, 2016
GAO report faults Education Department for serious ‘shortcomings’ in estimating cost of income-based repayment programs, giving new ammunition to congressional Republicans.

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

November 20, 2012

Zakiya Smith, who helped guide higher ed policy for President Obama, leaves for a think tank. College officials will miss her.

November 13, 2012

Report finds that state merit aid programs have only a small effect on whether graduates stay in-state after college.

November 8, 2012

Obama has sketched an ambitious higher education agenda for his second term, but it's unclear who at the Education Department will be in charge of implementing it.

November 5, 2012

Policy change in Iowa reflects increased public skepticism about using tuition revenue for financial aid. Will such shifts end an unfair burden on middle-class students or abandon low-income students?

November 2, 2012

So many issues, so little time. The book Wick Sloane would write if he weren't too busy teaching (and feeding) his students.

November 1, 2012

Young Invincibles offers a roadmap for reforming federal financial assistance -- putting recipients first.

October 31, 2012

Changes to grant eligibility are hitting transfer students, and returning dropouts, particularly hard.

October 18, 2012

Annual report from the Institute for College Access and Success finds students borrow an average of $26,600.

October 12, 2012

Over the past year, the Education Department has made it harder for parents to borrow on behalf of their children in college. Historically black colleges say they are disproportionately affected.

October 4, 2012

Review of net price calculators finds that many are hard to find, confusing to use or inconsistent.

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