Student Aid and Loans

Student Aid and Loans
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Mar 15, 2018
Community colleges would face big cost increases under House GOP's plan to overhaul repayment system for federal aid when students drop out.


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.


October 4, 2017

Two new papers find application rates for federal student aid continue to lag for low-income students, and serious barriers remain for those most in need of help paying for college.

September 28, 2017

The federal student loan program expires Sept. 30, and it’s unclear if an extension will go through -- despite backing from colleges and bipartisan support.

September 15, 2017

Megan McClean Coval warns of the dangers of Congress’s proposed cuts to the Pell Grant reserve fund.

September 14, 2017

For those who took out loans to attend for-profit institutions accused of fraud and abuse, delays from Education Department in reviewing loan-forgiveness claims are salt in the wounds. Inside Higher Ed spoke to several of those borrowers.

September 7, 2017

Using funds from its endowment to expand financial aid, Boston University notches sizable increase in proportion of its freshmen who come from low-income backgrounds.

September 5, 2017

The agency this week quietly ended a collaboration with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau to share information about student loan complaints.

August 23, 2017

A handful of religious universities are now offering two-year degrees, with a goal of work-force development and serving more low-income students.

August 2, 2017

Education secretary plans to shake up student loan servicing again. The department remains committed to single website for student borrowers.

July 24, 2017

It is important to ask crucial funding questions about such plans now, argues Bob Samuels.

July 21, 2017

Many cuts proposed by Trump have been avoided in House appropriations bill, but GOP budget resolution could lead to major changes to student aid.


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