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.


January 7, 2011
At meeting of small-college leaders, advocates for need-based assistance envision agreement among peers to limit aid awarded for academic merit.
November 1, 2010
Final rules published by Education Department toughen requirements for foreign colleges and med schools whose students get U.S. financial assistance.
October 28, 2010
As economic woes continue, and state budgets remain tight, public institutions are increasing rates by larger percentages than are privates.
October 25, 2010

Predictions of calamity in transition to government-based student lending have not come to pass. But U.S. faces another daunting task: helping colleges help borrowers avoid default.

September 21, 2010
Popular Georgia scholarship that spawned many other merit programs faces financial struggles, and policy makers concede some tough choices ahead.
September 15, 2010
Survey affirms merit awards serve some needy students, but that says little about whether access for less wealthy is a real priority.
August 30, 2010
Cornell and Dartmouth match all Ivy aid packages, resulting in some admitted applicants getting more money than others. Has Overlap Group philosophy returned, courtesy in part of athletics?
August 5, 2010

For Hendrix College, the past decade ushered in a series of unfortunate events.

July 26, 2010

Annual survey shows that even as state economies tanked in 2008-9, spending on financial aid grew (a little).

July 19, 2010
In questioning the merit of the Net-Price Calculator, Kent Barnds considers how it could influence values associated with enrollment and financial aid decisions.


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