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The Institute for College Access & Success, October 2015

A report from the U.S. Department of Education takes a comprehensive look at where student loan borrowers need more protection and moves the conversation forward on many important...

Despite Decreases, For-Profit Colleges Account for the Greatest Share of Defaults
The Institute for College Access & Success, September 2015

Federal student loan borrowers’ rates of default three years into repayment are down, show new federal data. Among borrowers who entered repayment in 2012, 11.8% had defaulted on their loans by 2014, a decline from 13.7% for borrowers who entered repayment the prior year. Still, 611,...

The Institute for College Access & Success, September 2015

TICAS research director Debbie Cochrane to testify at a U.S. Department of Education regulatory hearing focused on borrower defenses to repayment, with high stakes for federal student loan borrowers harmed by unscrupulous schools.

The Institute for College Access & Success, September 2015

Statement on changes that will make FAFSA easier for students to file and for colleges to process, which TICAS has been calling for since 2007. Basing federal aid eligibility on the tax data available when students typically apply to college, sometimes called ‘prior-prior year’ data, fixes a...

The Institute for College Access & Success, September 2015

Jessica Thompson, senior policy analyst at the Institute for College Access & Success (TICAS), to testify on September 11, 2015, before the Advisory Committee on Student Financial Assistance at a hearing on HEA reauthorization.

The Institute for College Access & Success, June 2015

Statement on Senate FY16 education funding bill, which takes a harmful approach to student aid, including cutting Pell Grant funding by $300 million and blocking common-sense regulations that will help protect students and taxpayers from getting fleeced by career education programs at predatory...

Rates projected to rise sharply in 2016-17; time for Congress to revisit design of federal loans
June 2015

July 1 is an important date for students and families: it’s when most changes to federal student aid – both loans and grants – go into effect. For the year starting July 1, 2015, new federal loans for undergraduates, graduate students, and parents will have lower interest rates than loans taken...

The Institute for College Access & Success, June 2015

Statement on House FY16 education funding bill which blocks gainful employment rule, and cuts student aid. With millions of Americans struggling to pay for college and repay student loans, Congress should be helping make college more affordable and strengthening protections for students and...

The Institute for College Access & Success, June 2015

We praise the Department for recognizing the need for relief for students defrauded by Corinthian and other unscrupulous schools, and for committing to create a fair, clear, and efficient loan discharge process, including ‘debt relief to groups of students.’ Unfortunately, under the process...

The Institute for College Access & Success, April 2015

It is unconscionable that Corinthian was still enrolling new students and receiving taxpayer funding until just a few days ago, given the problems that have been evident for years. The federal government, states, and accreditors need to be much more aggressive in holding schools accountable. The...

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