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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...

New Issue Brief Addresses Challenges and Proposes Solution Combining Risk Sharing and Rewards
The Institute for College Access & Success, March 2017

A New Approach to College Risk Sharing: Enhancing Accountability to Improve Student Outcomes provides an overview of the issue of risk sharing, identifies potential unintended consequences for policymakers to avoid, and outlines a proposal that combines both risk sharing and...

The Institute for College Access & Success, March 2017

After proposing to raid nearly $4 billion dollars from Pell Grants in its FY2018 Budget, the Trump Administration has just proposed additional deep funding cuts for Pell Grants in the waning months of the current fiscal year. The Administration’s proposed raid on Pell Grant funding now totals $5...

The Institute for College Access & Success, March 2017

With today’s release of President Trump’s FY2018 budget, both the Trump administration and House Republicans have now released plans that would increase the cost of college for millions of Americans struggling to pay for college and training. This is not the way to make America great.

New Research Shows Free Community College Tuition Won’t Fix Affordability Problems
The Institute for College Access & Success, February 2017

Debbie Cochrane, TICAS vice president, will provide expert testimony on college affordability before a joint hearing of the California Assembly’s Higher Education Committee and Budget Subcommittee on Education Finance this coming Monday, February 27. Her testimony will describe which students...

Report recommends federal, state, and college policies to improve student outcomes
The Association of Community College Trustees and the Institute for College Access & Success, February 2017

Aiding Success, released by the Association of Community College Trustees (ACCT) and the Institute for College Access & Success (TICAS) in collaboration with the California Community Colleges’ Chancellors Office (CCCCO), takes a unique look at federal and state financial aid,...

The Institute for College Access & Success, January 2017

We applaud the U.S. Department of Education for the announcement on January 13, 2017 that thousands of former students defrauded by the defunct American Career Institute in Massachusetts will receive the full, automatic federal student loan discharges they deserve. We commend Massachusetts...

The Institute for College Access & Success, January 2017

With the new debt-to-earnings rates and disclosure template from the U.S. Department of Education, it will be easier for students to tell which career education programs deliver and which do not, and failing programs will have to improve or lose federal taxpayer funding. All career education...

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