Student Aid and Loans

Student Aid and Loans
May 21, 2015
The gap between wealthy universities and the rest of the pack is widening at an ever faster pace, leaving low-income students in the lurch.

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.

Archive

October 3, 2014

A trio of think tanks and advocacy groups, lamenting the declining purchasing power of the Pell Grant, call for bold federal and state guarantee for low-income college students.

September 25, 2014

The default rate on federal loans edges down as 21 colleges face sanctions for having rates that exceed the legal threshold.

September 15, 2014

States last year kept their spending on student aid roughly the same -- but they invested more heavily in grant programs based on financial need rather than merit. 

September 8, 2014

Federal report shows families' student loan burden grows while other forms of debt decline, but suggests a slight slowing of the rate of increase in families' college-related debt.

September 4, 2014

Lottery-based scholarships are popular and bring benefits, but often accompany other budget cuts and can fail to benefit students who most need funds, new report finds.

September 2, 2014

Facing criticism that it doesn't properly oversee the companies managing student loan payments, the Education Department revamps its contracts.

August 8, 2014

Education Department proposes rules to loosen requirements for obtaining a PLUS Loan. Black college advocates hail the changes, but consumer advocates worry the loans can be risky for low-income borrowers. 

July 25, 2014

Lawmakers' overhaul of higher education tax benefits gives colleges and universities things to cheer and protest. They also approve a bill to boost student loan counseling. 

July 15, 2014

An advocacy group's new report shows that nearly a million community college students -- including a disproportionate share of underrepresented minorities -- lack access to federal student loan programs. 

July 14, 2014

Veterans groups and public universities are at odds over federal legislation that would require state institutions to provide recent veterans with in-state tuition.

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