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

July 6, 2016

During a three-month hiatus, borrowers would be encouraged to refinance at lower interest rates.

June 27, 2016

College says it will admit a small share of its applicant pool based in part on ability to pay.

June 21, 2016

Researchers say the real test of a state student aid program may not be enrollment alone, but graduate school, lifetime income and more.

June 6, 2016

North Carolina legislation would have cut tuition dramatically, and many at the institutions feared they would lose revenue. Two universities still are covered by bill.

May 16, 2016

Private colleges and universities are trying new strategies after discount rates rose to unseen levels yet again.

May 12, 2016

U.S. Representative Tom Reed discusses his legislation requiring colleges with wealthiest endowments to spend more on student aid -- or face penalties.

April 28, 2016

College affordability has declined in 45 states since 2008, with low- and middle-income students in particular feeling the pinch, new study finds.

April 7, 2016

Low-income and nondependent students have been protected from state disinvestment in higher education during the last two decades because of increasing federal aid spending, a new study finds.

April 5, 2016

After years of criticism from companies it hires to collect student loan payments, the Education Department plans to create a single standardized portal for borrowers to make payments.

March 31, 2016

Federal lawsuit seeks to force the Education Department to provide information about its debt collection practices, including their impact on minority borrowers.

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