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The Institute for College Access & Success, May 2013
New legislation (S. 953) introduced by Senators Jack Reed and Tom Harkin, along with Majority Leader Harry Reid and nine other senators, prevents interest rates on subsidized student loans from doubling as scheduled this July and pays for itself by closing tax loopholes. Unlike some recent...
Kline/Foxx Bill Shifts the Government’s Debt to Students, Makes College Less Affordable
The Institute for College Access & Success and the Education Trust, May 2013
Under a new House bill, interest rates on certain federal student loans will nearly double by 2016 and more than double by 2017, not just on new loans but on all loans issued this coming school year or after. Legislation introduced by House Education and the Workforce Chairman John Kline and...
Fully Funds Pell Grants and Improves Income-Based Repayment, but Removes the Cap on Federal Student Loan Interest Rates
The Institute for College Access & Success, April 2013
President Obama’s fiscal year 2014 budget proposal is a mixed bag for students. The most important good news is that it fully funds Pell Grants, which help more than nine million students attend and complete college and reduce how much they need to borrow. Expanding access to work-study jobs and...
Broad Coalition Releases Analysis and Recommendations to Strengthen California Grant Program
The Institute for College Access & Success, April 2013
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The Institute for College Access & Success, March 2013
The Senate’s fiscal year 2014 budget resolution, which the full Senate is expected to vote on this week, invests in our nation’s families and economy by focusing on college affordability. Crucially, it ensures funding for Pell Grants and takes important steps to keep federal student loans...
Cuts Pell Grants and Doubles Student Loan Interest Rates
The Institute for College Access & Success, March 2013
As students and families across the nation struggle to keep up with college costs and pay off their student loans, the House Budget Committee’s fiscal year 2014 budget would make college even less affordable. It slashes Pell Grants, which help more than nine million students get to and through...
The Institute for College Access & Success, February 2013
The Institute for College Access & Success issued a white paper calling for major changes to the way federal student aid is applied for, allocated, delivered, and communicated, as well as to how colleges are held accountable for the taxpayer funding they receive...
The Institute for College Access & Success, November 2012
The U.S. Department of Education issued final regulations that will help many more federal student loan borrowers lower their monthly payments and avoid default. Final rules for the new Pay-As-You-Earn repayment plan will provide additional much-needed repayment relief to recent graduates, who are...
Report, website include state-by-state and campus-by-campus debt levels for 2011 graduates
The Institute for College Access & Success, October 2012
Two-thirds of college seniors who graduated in 2011 had student loan debt, with an average of $26,600 per borrower. Meanwhile, unemployment for young college graduates remained high at 8.8 percent in 2011. Our new report, Student Debt and the Class of 2011, includes average debt levels for the 50...
The Institute for College Access & Success, October 2012
This report examines the state of net price calculators nearly a year after almost all U.S. colleges were required to post them on their websites. These online tools are supposed to help consumers look past “sticker price” and get an early, individualized estimate of what a specific college might...

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