Student Aid and Loans

Student Aid and Loans
Oct 20, 2016
As Election Day nears, it's uncertain who would lead the Senate committee that would handle key higher education legislation -- including a "free college" proposal if Hillary Clinton is elected -- in the next Congress.


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.


"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.


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.

June 28, 2010

WASHINGTON -- Like many pieces of major legislation, the financial reform measure on which Congressional negotiators reached final agreement late last week satisfies no one entirely.

June 8, 2010

Australia shows how the U.S. could reform its student loan system to be based on income, without burdens or uncertainty placed on colleges or borrowers, write Bruce Chapman and Yael Shavit.

May 20, 2010

WASHINGTON – Millions of dollars in federal financial aid go unclaimed each year by eligible low-income students at community colleges, according to the inaugural report from the College Board’s new Advocacy & Policy Center.

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.


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