Student Aid and Loans

Student Aid and Loans
May 05, 2015
A new report suggests that while growing personnel and construction costs are a factor in the rising price of public higher education, a decline in state funding is the real culprit. 

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

Student loans are essential for millions of American students. The reality is that many colleges charge more than students can afford, even taking into account federal, state and institutional grants. But many experts (not to mention borrowers) see many flaws in the system. They worry that too many students are borrowing more than is wise, that many students don’t understand their obligations, are ignorant of the differences between federal and private loans, and that default rates remain too high at some institutions. 

As a result of these concerns, government officials and educators are debating how to improve the student loan system. This webinar will explore some of the new data and some of the new ideas about student loans and student debt.

Join Inside Higher Ed editors Scott Jaschik and Doug Lederman for a lively discussion on these issues in a free webinar. Before attending the webinar, we invite you to download our free booklet, Dealing with Debt, a compilation of articles and opinion essays from Inside Higher Ed offering a range of ideas and perspectives. 

Inside Higher Ed's Dealing with Debt webinar is made possible with the support of Inceptia. By registering for this webinar, you are agreeing to share your information with the company and Inside Higher Ed for marketing purposes. 

Captioning for the deaf and hard of hearing is provided by CaptionAccess for all Inside Higher Ed webinars. Transcripts available upon request.

Archive

February 26, 2014

The U.S. Education Department must do more to prevent financial aid fraud in distance education, a federal audit says.

February 17, 2014

As the budget forecast turns sunnier for California's public institutions, the privates worry about cuts to a state scholarship program on which their students rely.

February 14, 2014

Responding to unusually detailed criticism from a member of Congress last week, dozens of colleges change the wording of their financial aid websites. 

February 4, 2014

Congressman accuses elite colleges of misleading students into believing they must fill out fee-based form to qualify for federal aid.

February 3, 2014

A new federal report says that it's impossible to set interest rates on federal student loans in advance so that the government breaks even on the program.

January 29, 2014

In a State of the Union address that is mostly retread, President Obama calls for expanded access to apprenticeships and improved training programs at community colleges that are more targeted to employer-demanded skills.

January 27, 2014

Why is the University of Virginia backing away from a student aid policy that succeeded in attracting more low-income students? And why is UNC standing by a similar policy?

January 23, 2014

Association of public universities says Obama ratings system could create "perverse incentives," but supports linking receipt of aid to performance on key metrics.

January 17, 2014

White House meeting focuses on what colleges have done and can do to help low-income students, with lots of praise and little mention of rising prices and ratings.

January 14, 2014

Congressional negotiators reach agreement to boost spending on NIH and student aid, though deal does not restore all of the sequester cuts.

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