Student Aid and Loans

Student Aid and Loans
Jul 24, 2020
Senate Republicans are still crafting their proposal for the upcoming coronavirus relief package, but partisan divisions are already emerging, including over whether to require student loan borrowers to begin making payments again.
Nov 12, 2019
New federal rules on distance education highlight long-standing tensions between consumer advocates seeking stronger state-level protections for students and higher education groups seeking shared national standards.


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.


Key Issues on Student Debt” is Inside Higher Ed's newest curated collection of articles. You may download a copy free, here.

And we invite you to sign up here for a free webcast on the themes of the booklet, featuring Inside Higher Ed's editors, on Tuesday, July 10, at 2 p.m. Eastern. Register or find out more now.

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August 19, 2019

Consumer groups say Trump administration's choice of industry executive for student loan ombudsman shows disregard for borrowers.

August 16, 2019

A new report shows student loans outpacing other household debt among most severely delinquent loans.

August 16, 2019

Democrat Donna Shalala partners with Republican Matt Gaetz to require more disclosures to student borrowers in new House legislation.

August 15, 2019

For-profit colleges were shut out of proposed legislation to expand Pell Grants to short-term programs. They’ve offered little pushback so far, though -- a sign the sector is focused on other legislative concerns.

August 12, 2019

Programs that funnel aid exclusively to publicly funded colleges and universities limit students' choices and deter them from private colleges, which may be the best option for some of them, Claude Pressnell Jr. writes.

August 12, 2019

Headlines about a recent survey of millennials about college and student debt suggest many rethink getting a degree. We explore the actual numbers.

August 9, 2019

The student debt relief plans from Democratic presidential contenders Kamala Harris and Pete Buttigieg offer targeted loan forgiveness, drawing contrast with Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren.

August 8, 2019

Countries that provide more public funding for higher education tend to have fewer graduates over all, a new study asserts.

August 1, 2019

The state authorization fiasco in California is the sort of unintended consequence that can occur when policy makers impose rules only on one sector of higher education, writes Steve Gunderson.

July 24, 2019

Democratic presidential contender Elizabeth Warren unveils details of a debt cancellation bill, making the case for a more targeted approach than legislation offered by rival Bernie Sanders.


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