Student Aid and Loans

Student Aid and Loans
Jul 23, 2015
Discover Bank agrees to pay $18.5 million in consumer refunds and penalties to resolve charges of illegal loan servicing, as U.S. consumer protection bureau eyes a broader crackdown on an industry it says is rife with problems.

Surveys

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.

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

January 21, 2015

Obama makes his case to the nation for universal, free community college, as he also promotes revamped tax credits for education. 

January 12, 2015

The president's free community college plan may change the balance between the federal government, states and colleges.

January 12, 2015

Obama's free tuition plan is a hit among community college leaders, but some experts worry about details and whether the money could be more targeted.

January 12, 2015

Bipartisanship is on display as President Obama announces free community college plan in Tennessee, but proposal likely faces tough odds in Congress.

January 9, 2015

Obama unveils outline of federal matching grant proposal that would seek to make two years of community college free nationwide.

December 5, 2014

The summit underscores a tension in the Obama administration’s higher ed approach: how to promote colleges' and universities' successes while holding them more accountable. 

December 5, 2014

We can do a lot to help adult students finish college. But increasing the course load for full-time Pell Grant recipients could actually hurt some of them, Pamela Tate argues.

December 4, 2014

Anthropologists discuss student debt and other concerns about the "commodification" of higher education, and debate role of faculty members in reform efforts.

November 21, 2014

Among the new provisions in the retiring Democrat's final proposal to rewrite the Higher Education Act are a student unit record system and incentives for colleges to graduate more Pell Grant recipients. 

November 20, 2014

National "free tuition" group changes its name and pitch with plan to support state and city tuition scholarships while continuing to push on the federal level.

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