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The Institute for College Access & Success, March 2016

Testimony of Debbie Cochrane, Research Director of the Institute for College Access & Success, for the California Assembly Budget Committee, Subcommittee 2 on Education on March 15, 2016.

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...

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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....

The Institute for College Access & Success, February 2016

Comments in response to to the Federal Register notice published on December 10, 2015 soliciting input on the federal student aid complaint and feedback system envisioned in the March 2015 Presidential memorandum on a student aid bill of rights....

February 2016

Letter to Acting Education Secretary John King from 51 organizations that advocate on behalf of students, consumers, veterans, faculty and staff, civil rights, and college access responding to the Department of Education’s request for comments on the proposed Enterprise Complaint System....

The Institute for College Access & Success, February 2016

Testimony of Debbie Cochrane, Research Director of the Institute for College Access & Success, for the California Senate Budget and Fiscal Review Committee, Subcommittee 1 on Education "Assessing Community College Affordability: Financial Aid Programs, Free Community College and Options...

February 2016

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...

The Institute for College Access & Success, February 2016

Map comparing the total costs of college for each of the nine undergraduate-serving campuses of the University of California and nearby California State University and community college campuses, which reflect the colleges’ own estimates of what low-income students have to pay, after...

The Institute for College Access & Success, January 2016

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....

The Institute for College Access & Success, December 2015

A chart summarizing the existing income-driven repayment plans in the United States.

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