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

March 18, 2016

Education Department may soon tell more colleges to set aside money to cover federal loan discharges and other costs in case institutions collapse or become financially strapped.

March 11, 2016

James Kvaal helped shape the administration’s sweeping higher education policies.

February 22, 2016

Providing free college for everyone is a wonderful concept in theory, but it would be all but impossible in practice, argue Abigail Seldin and Kim Cook, and there is a realistic alternative.

February 10, 2016

Obama administration's last budget blueprint has something for everyone -- low-income students, cancer researchers, community colleges, minority-serving institutions. But it's a nonstarter in Congress.

February 1, 2016

Temple hopes students will graduate earlier if they receive grants that limit them to working no more than 15 hours per week off campus.

January 19, 2016

The Obama administration wants to bring back year-round Pell Grants and create a $300 bonus for Pell recipients who take at least 15 credits per semester.

January 18, 2016

New online identification system for federal financial aid sacrifices ease of use for security, critics say, hurting low-income students.

January 5, 2016

A chief architect of the Obama administration’s College Scorecard and its recent executive actions on accreditation reflects on her tenure at the Education Department.

December 21, 2015

Congress passes a 2016 spending and tax bill that blows away caps on discretionary spending to fund more student aid and health research.

December 18, 2015

An analysis finds a steady rise in the proportion of college graduates paying too high a percentage of their annual income to repay student loan debt.

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