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The Institute for College Access & Success, May 2016

Comments on the Department of Education's draft Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for the 2017-18 award year. We recommend specific changes in order to ensure that the student aid application process is as easy and transparent as possible for students and their families.

May 2016

Letter from more than 50 organizations and advocates for students, consumers, veterans, service members, faculty and staff, civil rights and college access to Education Secretary John King thanking him for the Department’s commitment to fully implement the gainful employment regulation in 2016...

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.

April 2016

Letter from 27 organizations and advocates urging House and Senate Appropriations committee members to protect Pell Grant funding as they advance the FY17 appropriations process. ...

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....

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