Student Aid and Loans

Student Aid and Loans
Oct 20, 2016
As Election Day nears, it's uncertain who would lead the Senate committee that would handle key higher education legislation -- including a "free college" proposal if Hillary Clinton is elected -- in the next Congress.


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.


July 9, 2015

Martin O'Malley introduces his plan for debt-free college by talking about how much he and his wife borrowed for their oldest two children. The total left student aid experts shaking their heads.

July 9, 2015

Gimmicks like tuition freezes and "resets" aren't the answer to the college pricing problem, W. Kent Barnds argues. What is? Honesty and real cost reductions, for colleges and students.

July 7, 2015

A New Jersey lawmaker is proposing a lottery that would clear student loan debt of the winners. But critics say the lottery isn't a viable solution for those hoping to pay off their debt in a reasonable amount of time.

June 25, 2015

Federal accountability system won't compare colleges or assign scores, as Obama sought, but will instead be a data-rich, consumer-facing tool on access, affordability and performance.

June 24, 2015

Spending bill for 2016 would lift NIH funding by $2 billion, but divert Pell money and block Obama regulatory efforts in higher education.

June 19, 2015

As fight against college debt has its moment, what do college association leaders think about it?

June 9, 2015

Obama administration announces debt relief for tens of thousands of former Corinthian students -- and possibly many more students at that college and others.

June 2, 2015

Ending student loans sounds like a good idea, but in a country where the government won't make up for lost revenue, the result could be less access for low-income students, writes Donald E. Heller.

May 28, 2015

It's time for new ideas to confront an old problem: the gap between the wealthiest colleges and all others. Karen Gross offers several bound to stimulate an argument.

May 21, 2015

The gap between wealthy universities and the rest of the pack is widening at an ever faster pace, leaving low-income students in the lurch.


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