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The Institute for College Access & Success, July 2017

On July 19, 2017, the House Appropriations Committee approved the FY2018 Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education (LHHS) appropriations bill that cuts $3.3 billion from Pell Grants, raiding funds needed to help millions of low- and moderate-income students attend and complete college. The...

Slashes Pell Grants and Increases Student Debt, Makes it Harder to Repay Loans
The Institute for College Access & Success, July 2017

The House Budget Committee’s fiscal year 2018 budget resolution lays out a plan more extreme than the deep budget cuts proposed by the Trump Administration, and would force millions of students to borrow more, raise their cost of borrowing, and make it harder to repay their loans...

The Institute for College Access & Success, July 2017

The House FY2018 Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education appropriations bill cuts $3.3 billion from Pell Grants and freezes grant amounts. The Pell Grant is our nation’s most effective investment for ensuring equitable access to higher education, and plays a critical role in...

The Institute for College Access & Success, June 2017

For the fourth time, the U.S. Department of Education’s gainful employment rule has been upheld by a federal court. Today’s decision by Judge Rudolph Contreras denies the American Association of Cosmetology Schools’ (AACS) motion for a preliminary injunction, noting that AACS had “not...

Lauren Asher Departing After Eight Years at Helm; Isaacson, Miller Retained to Lead National Search
The Institute for College Access & Success, June 2017

TICAS announced today that its board of directors has named Richard Kazis interim president, effective June 28, as the organization conducts a national executive search. Kazis, who chairs the TICAS board, is a national consultant on higher education and workforce issues and former senior...

The Institute for College Access & Success, June 2017

Today’s action by the Trump Administration will be cheered by for-profit colleges and Wall Street but is terrible news for students, taxpayers, and anyone concerned about rising student debt. This irresponsible action...

The Institute for College Access & Success, May 2017

The Trump Administration’s fiscal year 2018 budget for higher education is a recipe for higher student debt, greater inequality, and a weaker economy. President Trump has said that student debt should not be an ‘albatross’ around students’ necks, yet the almost $150 billion in cuts to grant aid...

The Institute for College Access & Success, May 2017

TICAS released a practical roadmap for designing an income-driven repayment (IDR) plan that works better for both students and taxpayers. With rising college costs and student debt, IDR is a critical option for students who have to borrow to afford college. In addition to longstanding bipartisan...

The Institute for College Access & Success, May 2017

The bipartisan Congressional agreement to fund the government through September sends a mixed message about the importance of college affordability. It both restores year-round access to Pell Grants and cuts the funding available after this year.

Reinstating year-round Pell Grants will...

The Institute for College Access & Success, April 2017

A sobering new analysis released by The Institute for College Access & Success (TICAS) finds striking inequities in public college affordability, both within and across states. College Costs in Context: A State-by-State Look at College (Un)Affordability exposes the financial burdens...

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