Student Aid and Loans

Student Aid and Loans
Nov 25, 2015
Jamienne Studley, the No. 2 higher ed official at the Education Department, will leave this month after a frenetic two and a half years.


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 analyzed the survey's findings and answered readers' questions about them in a free webinar. View 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.


May 18, 2010

WASHINGTON -- If politics were as data-driven as baseball, and scorekeepers kept a statistic to measure how much impact a person had per day or week or month, Robert Shireman would almost certainly have made the all-star team.

March 31, 2010

Tuition discounting reached record high levels at private colleges and universities in 2008, and the largest share of that aid was awarded without consideration of students’ financial need, according to a report released Tuesday by the National Association of College and University Business Officers (NACUBO).

March 24, 2010

Apologies, in advance, to those who think the news media have a tendency to report on complex situations as if they were horse races.

Books will probably be written about the legislation Congress is poised to enact to transform the federal student loan programs. But while the historians do their work, here's a look at which institutions, people and other players will be helped, hurt and otherwise affected by the measure -- and how it positions them for the future.

March 22, 2010
Overshadowed by health care, legislation to end lender-based federal loans and use savings to shore up grants for needy students nears final approval.
March 19, 2010
Compromise legislation, clearing several key hurdles, would provide billions for Pell Grants, minority institutions -- and, in a late reversal, community colleges.
March 15, 2010
With Congress set to take up health measure, Democrats strip community college funds, accountability provisions and more from loan overhaul.
March 8, 2010
As the recession leads some colleges to pull back on aid commitments, Hamilton moves in the opposite direction.
March 8, 2010
Democrats' plan to consider health care legislation through "budget reconciliation" process has implications for student loan reform -- not all of them good.
February 9, 2010

The "no loans" era of elite private higher education might be short-lived.

Dartmouth College announced Monday that it is restoring loans to the aid packages of students from families whose incomes exceed $75,000 -- ending a no-loans policy that was announced with much fanfare two years ago. Dartmouth will continue to exclude loans from the aid packages of those with smaller family incomes and will continue to be "need blind" in admissions, meaning that financial need will not be taken into consideration in admissions decisions.

February 2, 2010

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