what we do

The Project on Student Debt

The Project on Student Debt works to increase public understanding of rising student debt and the implications for our families, economy, and society.

Keeping California's Promise

California’s Master Plan for higher education guarantees a place in college for every eligible student. TICAS seeks to maximize the effectiveness of this promise by ensuring students have the financial aid and student services they need to succeed, particularly at California’s community colleges.

Simplifying the FAFSA

There is widespread agreement that the current Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is a barrier to college access. TICAS supports using IRS data to automatically answer income questions on the FAFSA.

College InSight

College InSight is a unique new web site for higher education data and research. The site is a valuable resource for anyone interested in college affordability, student debt, economic and racial diversity, student success, and other important issues in higher education.