Student Aid and Loans

Student Aid and Loans
Oct 21, 2016
Consumer advocates say a Brookings study highlights the need for comprehensive federal data on the relationship between college loan debt and race.


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.


"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.


August 20, 2015

As proprietary colleges struggle, banks gain increasing influence over their fates and their dealings with the government.

August 19, 2015

With policy proposals flying, Lumina Foundation aims to start a discussion about what's reasonable for a typical student and her family to pay for college. Let the debate begin.

August 12, 2015

The fight over college ratings is over -- but what do institutions and others want to see in the consumer tool the Obama administration is developing in their place?

August 10, 2015

Two years ago, U of Dayton promised students that when the sticker price went up, their aid would as well. So far, the strategy appears to be increasing retention and lowering student debt.

July 29, 2015

Obama administration confirms its pilot program to offer Pell Grants to some prisoners is coming this Friday, and some Republican opposition is already forming.

July 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.

July 21, 2015

On social media and in person, student activists zero in on financial aid administrators' annual conference.

July 21, 2015

Education Department moves closer to experimenting with federal aid and accreditation for alternative providers like boot camps and MOOCs, while White House books meeting on expanding space.

July 17, 2015

New federal rules on financial aid disbursement are supposed to protect students and save them money. In some ways it will do the opposite, writes Thomas J. Snyder.

July 16, 2015

New report calls for expanded effort to reach out to students and their families with financial aid information -- years before they will apply to college.


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