ACE Featured Content for Topic Group: Paying for College all of the Paying for College News from ACEen-usCopyright , American Council on Educationdonotreply@ace.eduMon, 21 Apr 2014 02:04:31 -0500ACE News Feeds 1.0 Featured Content for Topic Group: Paying for College BUZZ: Government Report Details Private Student Loan Debt RiskThe Education Department and the federal Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) released a report finding that private student loans, which make up $150 billion of the more than $1 trillion in outstanding student loan debt, are much riskier than federal student loans for both the student and the co-signer. The report, mandated by the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, gives an overview of the private student loan market and makes recommendations for reform. Resources on College Costs Available From ACEThe cost of higher education is an issue of ongoing importance to students and families across the nation, as well as policymakers and political candidates. ACE has released two new publications designed to offer data and insight into this complex matter. College Costs Into ContextA brief overview of the cost of attending college and the financial aid that is available to students. The paper also looks at why college prices are rising and what higher education institutions are doing to contain costs. Anatomy of College TuitionA report by Robert B. Archibald and David H. Feldman based on their book, Why Does College Cost So Much? explores an economic framework for the forces driving college tuition.