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The Institute for College Access & Success, April 2016

Recommendations for improving federal student loan entrance and exit counseling, including improvements that should be made immediately to the online tools, and steps to further improve them through additional testing and data.

The Institute for College Access & Success, April 2016

TICAS public comments suggesting improvements to the U.S. Department of Education’s proposal to include Pell graduation rates in the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), as published in the Federal Register on the February 18, 2016.

Costs and Tradeoffs Facing Community College Students
The Institute for College Access & Success, April 2016

On the Verge: Costs and Tradeoffs Facing Community College Students documents California community college students’ struggles to cover college expenses beyond tuition, their experiences with financial aid, and the...

April 2016

One-pager on the importance of the Pell Grant program, the impact of recent changes, and the projected slight decline in Pell Grant program costs.

March 2016

Letter from more than 30 organizations and advocates working on behalf of students, consumers, veterans, faculty and staff, civil rights and college access urging the U.S. Department of Education to discharge more quickly and efficiently the federal loans of...

March 2016

Fact sheet on the Department of Education’s final regulation that enforces the Higher Education Act’s requirement that all career education programs receiving federal student aid “prepare students for gainful employment in a recognized occupation.”

Key Facts and Recommendations
The Institute for College Access & Success, March 2016

TICAS and twenty members of Californians for College Affordability, a broad coalition of student, civil rights, college access, business, and workforce organizations, released a new analysis of how to strengthen Cal Grants for California’s low-income students....

The Institute for College Access & Success, February 2016

Comments in response to to the Federal Register notice published on December 10, 2015 soliciting input on the federal student aid complaint and feedback system envisioned in the March 2015 Presidential memorandum on a student aid bill of rights....

February 2016

Letter to Acting Education Secretary John King from 51 organizations that advocate on behalf of students, consumers, veterans, faculty and staff, civil rights, and college access responding to the Department of Education’s request for comments on the proposed Enterprise Complaint System....

The Institute for College Access & Success, February 2016

Testimony of Debbie Cochrane, Research Director of the Institute for College Access & Success, for the California Senate Budget and Fiscal Review Committee, Subcommittee 1 on Education "Assessing Community College Affordability: Financial Aid Programs, Free Community College and Options...

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