Student Aid and Loans

Student Aid and Loans
Jan 22, 2020
Betsy DeVos has sought to make it more difficult for defrauded student loan borrowers to get full debt relief with an approach that is facing political and legal challenges.
Nov 12, 2019
New federal rules on distance education highlight long-standing tensions between consumer advocates seeking stronger state-level protections for students and higher education groups seeking shared national standards.

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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.

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.

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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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January 22, 2020

Betsy DeVos has sought to make it more difficult for defrauded student loan borrowers to get full debt relief with an approach that is facing political and legal challenges.

January 16, 2020

Data in a new online tool raise questions about how well public and nonprofit colleges and universities are doing in helping students earn enough to repay their debt.

January 10, 2020

Recent court rulings could show more willingness to let people discharge student loans through bankruptcy, but advocates say need for legislation remains.

January 8, 2020

Virginia may join the ranks of states that have made community colleges tuition-free this year, but the state is taking a different approach by providing grants for basic needs.

December 20, 2019

Proposed spending bill would let people use 529 savings plans to pay down student loans. Critics say the move would mostly benefit those with enough resources to contribute to a plan.

December 19, 2019

New program tries to address student debt concerns after college dropped no-loan policy. Can its targeted, relatively inexpensive model work?

December 16, 2019

Trump administration plans to create an experiment where a limited group of colleges could take on students' federal loan debt and have them repay it through income-share agreements.

December 5, 2019

The U.S. Senate education committee announced a bipartisan amendment that would permanently fund HBCUs and simplify the FAFSA. Its chances in the House are uncertain, and advocates disagree on whether an HEA authorization will follow.

December 3, 2019

Analysis of federal data shows that African Americans continue to struggle more than other borrowers with repaying student loans -- despite heavy use of income-driven repayment programs.

November 26, 2019

The Education Department for the first time has released earnings data for thousands of college programs at all degree levels. What do they show?

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November 12, 2019

New federal rules on distance education highlight long-standing tensions between consumer advocates seeking stronger state-level protections for students and higher education groups seeking shared national standards.

September 13, 2019

Online nursing program will defer half of tuition, charge no interest and make repayment based on income. Questions abound.

May 9, 2019

Bills targeting for-profit institutions in California would prohibit tuition-sharing deals -- a sign of growing political scrutiny of the role of online program management companies.

January 23, 2019

The U.S. Department of Education is contemplating going back to the drawing board on complex rules governing authority to operate online programs in multiple states.

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