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

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. 

December 3, 2013

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has finalized its authority to more closely monitor student loan servicing companies to make sure they're following the law and not misleading consumers. 

November 22, 2013

Two senators join the increasingly crowded Washington bandwagon for alternative forms of higher education to have access to federal funding. They also want college aid tied to institutional performance.

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