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The Institute for College Access & Success, March 2015

TICAS memo analyzing aspects of the Department of Education’s draft regulatory language establishing a new income‐driven repayment plan, called the Revised Pay As You Earn (REPAYE) plan.

The Institute for College Access & Success, March 2015

For several years, TICAS monitored and analyzed colleges’ public commitments to limit or eliminate student loans from financial aid packages for low- and middle-income students. This document is a copy of the section of our website that included...

The Institute for College Access & Success, March 2015

Testimony of Debbie Cochrane, Research Director of the Institute for College Access & Success, for the California State Assembly Committee on Budget, Subcommittee 2 on Education Finance "Cal Grants and College Affordability."

The Institute for College Access & Success, March 2015

This document contrasts college costs and affordability for California public colleges. It is a supplement to the testimony of TICAS research director Debbie Cochrane at the California Assembly Budget Subcommittee #2 on Education Finance hearing on the Cal Grant program.

The Institute for College Access & Success, March 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.

March 2015

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

The Institute for College Access & Success, February 2015

TICAS’ regulatory recommendations to improve the Pay As You Earn (PAYE) federal student loan repayment plan through the negotiated rulemaking session beginning February 24-26, 2015. These recommendations would increase PAYE access, simplicity and...

The Institute for College Access & Success, February 2015

Comments in response to the Department of Education’s request for feedback on its recently released framework for designing and implementing a college ratings system. Building on our previous comments, we recommend, among other things, that the Department include a measure of student debt in the...

The Institute for College Access & Success, February 2015

TICAS memo outlining how to immediately and dramatically simplify the federal student aid application process for millions of students by expanding access to the IRS Data Retrieval Tool, which lets users transfer their own tax data directly into the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (...

The Institute for College Access & Success, January 2015

Comments in response to the Education Department’s public Request for Information on ways to improve federal student loan servicing for borrowers.

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