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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...

June 2015

Coalition letter to leaders of the California Conference Committee on the Budget, urging them to increase the number of state Cal Grants available and increase their size. Increasing the number of competitive awards and the size of the Cal Grant B access award are the two most effective...

June 2015

Letter from 46 organizations representing students, consumers, veterans, faculty and staff, civil rights, and college access, urging the Department of Education to develop a proactive, risk-based, student-centered strategy for dealing with companies that may be breaking the law and putting...

May 2015

Advocates for students warn policymakers that allowing institutions to limit loan eligibility for groups of students based on certain characteristics or programs of study would effectively allow institutions to deny low-income students access to college, certain programs and majors.

May 2015

Letter from 35 organizations that work on behalf of students, consumers, veterans, faculty and staff, civil rights, and college access urging the Department of Education to take immediate actions to ensure that former students of closed Corinthian Colleges are getting complete, correct, timely,...

The Institute for College Access & Success, April 2015

The federal government should tie colleges’ eligibility for federal aid more closely to the level of risk those institutions present to students and taxpayers, and provide rewards for colleges where risks are low. To achieve this, we recommend using a new measure called the Student Default Risk...

April 2015

Comments from TICAS and 26 others, including organizations that represent students, states, researchers, the business community, and institutions and systems of higher education, in response to the Senate HELP Committee’s request for feedback....

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