Student Aid and Loans

Student Aid and Loans
May 16, 2016
Private colleges and universities are trying new strategies after discount rates rose to unseen levels yet again.

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

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

Who will be first?

January 5, 2010

The economic crisis is the perfect time for colleges to get honest about merit aid, and to minimize it, writes John Roush.

January 5, 2010
Elite private colleges have seen slight increase in share of student body from low incomes, but their wealthiest students have seen notable gains as well.

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