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

November 19, 2014

The top Democrats on the U.S. Senate and House education committees hit the Obama administration over decision to lower some colleges' default rates, allowing them to avoid sanctions.

November 13, 2014

College Board's annual reports give evidence that rising tuition prices and college debt may not go on forever. Tuition increases are slowing, as education borrowing declines slightly.

October 29, 2014

Prominent university says government's proposal to deregulate tuition will allow it to give scholarships to a third of its students; critics say Sydney's plan will help it cream students from other universities.

 

October 21, 2014

Student debt, the Ryan Budget, and the value of the Department of Education are among the higher education issues making their way onto the political airwaves this fall, as Democrats look to hold on to the Senate and keep seats in the House.

October 16, 2014

Colleges have no business using information students provide on the federal aid form about institutions they are interested in to make decisions that will hurt students, writes Ali Lincoln.

October 9, 2014

The U.S. Department of Education will be required to make student loan information more accessible both online and in print as part of a settlement.

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.

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