Publications by Date

August 2015

Comments from TICAS and 22 other organizations representing students, consumers, veterans, and colleges on the Department of Education’s proposed regulations creating a new income-driven repayment plan (REPAYE) and making other changes to federal student loan regulations....

The Institute for College Access & Success, August 2015

TICAS detailed comments on the Department of Education’s proposed regulations creating a new income-driven repayment plan (REPAYE) and making other changes to federal student loan regulations.

The Institute for College Access & Success, July 2015

Updated frequently asked questions regarding the "90-10" rule, a federal law barring for-profit colleges from receiving more than 90% of their revenues from Department of Education federal student aid, including information on proposals for strengthening it.

July 2015

Coalition letter to the U.S. Department of Education urging that its online college-comparison tool include information on publicly disclosed federal or state investigations, lawsuits, or settlements. Students should be able to see if a school is under investigation or has judgments against it...

The Institute for College Access & Success, July 2015

TICAS response to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s request for information on student loan servicing. Our comments identify five major gaps in federal and private education loan data that pose serious obstacles to evaluating and addressing consumer risks in student loan servicing.

June 2015

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.”

The Institute for College Access & Success, June 2015

Document outlining the tax consequences for sample borrowers under income-driven repayment, and calling for loan discharges under IDR plans to be treated as nontaxable income.

The Institute for College Access & Success, June 2015
Memo outlining how to further simplify the financial aid application process by eliminating 20 burdensome FAFSA questions. We also address the importance of retaining and/or clarifying certain other FAFSA elements.
June 2015

Summarizes loan limits, interest rates, and other terms for federal student loans issued from July 1, 2015 through June 30, 2016.

The Institute for College Access & Success, June 2015

Letter to leaders of the California Conference Committee on the Budget, expressing TICAS’s strong support of the Assembly’s proposals to provide a supplemental access grant to Cal Grant B recipients at the California Community Colleges (CCCs) to more fully cover the costs of books, supplies, and...

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