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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, 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

TICAS 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...

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

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

January 2015
Coalition letter urging the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to maintain the current consumer protections under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA), so that cell phone users don't receive robocalls and automated texts without their consent.
December 2014
44 organizations representing students, scholarship providers, and college administrators, advocates for college access and completion, and policy organizations sent a letter to President Obama, urging him to further simplify the college financial aid process for millions of students and their...
December 2014
Fifty organizations that advocate for students, consumers, veterans, service members, college access, and civil rights sent a letter expressing grave concerns about the proposed sale of 56 Corinthian Colleges campuses to ECMC Group, a debt collector and loan servicer. The letter opposes waiving...
The Institute for College Access & Success, December 2014

TICAS comments in response to the “Report and Suggestions from IPEDS Technical Review Panel #45: Outcome Measures.”

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