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.


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.


"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.


July 18, 2011

In deficit-minded times, student aid has already proven to be a potential casualty. As interest rates go up but need-based aid stays level, expect more of the same, experts say.

July 13, 2011
Finance officers try to change the conversation about tuition discounting and push for more integration of budget and enrollment functions at their annual meeting this week.
June 15, 2011
College presidents applaud Obama administration's commitment to the program, but worry about some proposed changes.
June 7, 2011
At some colleges, students must write a note to the donor before getting their funds released.
May 23, 2011
Unprecedented increases in tuition discounting during the recession led to financial constraints for many private colleges, study finds.
April 29, 2011
After disappointing enrollments in last year's freshman class, Wentworth dramatically expands need-based aid.
April 14, 2011
Tidewater Community College won't let its students borrow unless they prepare a realistic personal budget.
March 15, 2011
As deficit crunch threatens to squeeze bedrock student aid program, even some supporters say time has come to examine its efficiency.
February 21, 2011
Yale and Stanford both move to ask more of families at the upper income levels of aid eligibility.
February 17, 2011
U. of the South cuts tuition by 10%, seeking to reverse both rising discount rate and increased spending on merit aid. Could other private colleges follow?


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