Student Aid and Loans

Student Aid and Loans
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.

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.

Archive

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.

 

December 10, 2013

Focusing on no-loan policies or Pell Grant rules on courseloads misses the reality about access and completion for needy students: the buying power of federal aid hasn't kept up, writes Sara Goldrick-Rab.

December 6, 2013

Nelson Mandela's death puts on hold caucus for college leaders to talk about lower-income student success, for which they have been asked to set specific goals.

December 5, 2013

A report released Wednesday shows another student debt figure is continuing to rise: 2012 college graduates who took out loans borrowed an average of $29,400 of debt to pay for their education. 

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