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The Institute for College Access & Success, January 2017

Comments in response to the Federal Register notice requesting clearance for the U.S. Department of Education’s Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) 2017-2020 data collection. We support the proposed changes to the method of collecting outcome data for Pell Grant recipients,...

Balancing Sanctions and Rewards to Improve Student Outcomes
The Institute for College Access & Success, December 2016

Part of a series of papers on higher education risk sharing commissioned by the Center for American Progress, this working paper provides details and models outcomes of our proposal to replace the current one-size-fits-all approach to Title IV eligibility with a system of graduated sanctions and...

The Institute for College Access & Success, December 2016

TICAS memo to President-elect Donald Trump and his transition team laying out our recommendations for college affordability and student debt, issues of concern broadly shared by citizens and policymakers on both sides of the aisle. The memo includes recommendations on issues where there is...

Stories of Navigating the FAFSA Verification Process
The Institute for College Access & Success, November 2016

On the Sidelines of Simplification: Stories of Navigating the FAFSA Verification Process exposes how an often-overlooked part of the federal student aid process delays aid and enrollment for low-income students, consuming the time of college access and financial aid professionals...

The Institute for College Access & Success, November 2016

Comments submitted in response to the Federal Register notice requesting public comment on the draft disclosure template that career education programs subject to the gainful employment regulation will be required to use beginning January 1, 2017.

October 2016

Coalition letter to President Obama from 56 organizations and advocates working on behalf of students, consumers, veterans, servicemembers, faculty and staff, civil rights, and college access on the Department of Education's complaints tracking system. ...

October 2016

Coalition letter from 34 organizations representing students, consumers, civil rights, veterans, workforce, Historically Black Colleges and Universities and other institutions, college access counselors, and financial aid administrators urging House and Senate appropriators to protect Pell...

The Institute for College Access & Success, October 2016

Seven in 10 seniors (68%) who graduated from public and nonprofit colleges in 2015 had student loan debt, with an average of $30,100 per borrower. This represents a 4% increase from the average debt of 2014 graduates. Debt at graduation varies greatly by state and by college, and...

The Institute for College Access & Success, October 2016

TICAS' public comments call for collecting outcome data for Pell Grant recipients in  the  IPEDS Outcome  Measure (OM) survey in response to the Department of Education’s “Report and Suggestions from IPEDS Technical Review Panel #50: Outcome Measures 2017-18: New Data...

The Institute for College Access & Success, September 2016

Comments in response to the “Report and Suggestions from IPEDS Technical Review Panel #49: The Public Face of IPEDS: Web Tools and Publication.”

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