Student Aid and Loans

Student Aid and Loans
Jul 18, 2018
Pell Grants may see a modest increase, but separate appropriations proposals from Senate and House would largely keep programs in line with 2018 funding levels.

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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.

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Key Issues on Student Debt” is Inside Higher Ed's newest curated collection of articles. You may download a copy free, here.

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Archive

March 26, 2008
A handful of colleges have left the guaranteed student loan program for direct lending. Whether many others follow may largely depend on how many more lenders bolt the market.
March 24, 2008
Has "no loans" replaced "need blind"? When institutions adopt the former without the latter, is equity served? Have colleges been too quick to define all loans as bad?
December 14, 2007
Proposals would increase spending on need-based assistance and make it easier for low-income students to hold on to grants.
December 11, 2007

Harvard University on Monday unveiled a new approach to financial aid and a new definition of "middle income." The result will be substantially more generous aid packages for Harvard students with families that have incomes up to $180,000, who will be assured that family contributions to students' costs will not exceed 10 percent of family income in a given year. Harvard is also eliminating all loans from aid packages and eliminating home equity in calculations of family wealth.

December 5, 2007
Lenders say federal budget numbers now show that the guaranteed loan program costs the government less than direct lending. Should that change the equation?
July 16, 2007
Barnard effort suggests colleges may be able to dissuade students from risky, growing and controversial form of borrowing.
May 21, 2007
Federal judge -- rejecting pleas from Colorado Christian U. and U.S. Justice Dept. -- upholds Colorado's limit on aid funds.
May 3, 2007
College CEOs have long ignored the loan programs, says Robert Maurer. Even bigger problems are in the offing if they don’t pay attention now.
March 19, 2007
Just days after move by Hamilton, another liberal arts college challenges conventional wisdom on aid policy.
March 16, 2007
Hamilton announces it will end all "merit" awards -- as other colleges shift in that direction.

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