Student Aid and Loans

Student Aid and Loans
Apr 07, 2015
"Promise program" scholarships are appealing to cities and counties looking to boost their local educational achievement. But it's too early to say for sure that the programs work.

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

"The Debate on Free Tuition at Community Colleges" is a compilation of articles on an idea gaining traction among policy makers.

The compilation -- in print-on-demand format -- features articles on the program in Tennessee, other state plans and President Obama's proposal, and opinion pieces that critique and praise the concept.

The booklet is free and you may download a copy here. And you may sign up here for a free webinar on Tuesday, March 17 at 3 p.m. Eastern about the themes of the booklet.

This booklet is part of a series of such compilations that Inside Higher Ed is publishing on a range of topics.

This booklet was made possible in part through the advertising support of Cengage Learning.

Archive

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.

January 8, 2014

New report says Education Department did not go far enough in controversial changes it made several years ago to eligibility requirements for Parent PLUS Loans. 

December 20, 2013

/sites/default/server_files/files/Student Loan Borrower Bill of Rights-Section by Section.pdfSenate Democrats begin push on student loan debt and accountability for colleges and universities, though Republican support may be elusive.

December 18, 2013

U.S. consumer bureau officials call on financial institutions to disclose the agreements they have with colleges to provide students with debit cards. The lack of transparency constitutes a "risky practice," agency's director says. 

December 16, 2013

Responding to Supreme Court ruling, the Education Department will begin recognizing same-sex couples for the purposes of distributing federal financial aid.

 

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