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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.”

November 2014
A letter from education advocates, youth advocates, and the business community urging members of the House and Senate appropriations committees to protect Pell Grant funding during ongoing appropriations negotiations.
The Institute for College Access & Success, November 2014
Average debt of California’s four-year college graduates remains lower than in other states, but the share of graduates who have debt has risen at public universities.
The Institute for College Access & Success, November 2014
Student debt is still rising for bachelor’s degree recipients. In 2013, seven in 10 (69%) graduating seniors at public and private nonprofit colleges had student loans. These borrowers owed an average of $28,400 in federal and private loans combined, up two percent compared to their peers in 2012...
The Institute for College Access & Success, November 2014
Since 2005, The Institute for College Access & Success (TICAS) and its Project on Student Debt have worked to reduce the risks and burdens of student debt. We have helped create and improve income-based repayment plans to keep federal loan payments manageable; strengthen Pell Grants, which reduce...

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