Publications by Date

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...
The Institute for College Access & Success, October 2014

Comments in response to the September 3, 2014 Federal Register notice soliciting input on topics to be included in the U.S. Department of Education’s upcoming negotiated rulemaking. Key recommendations include: increasing access, targeting, simplicity, and fairness in the Pay as You Earn federal...

The Institute for College Access & Success, October 2014
Comments on the Department of Education's draft paper and online versions of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for the 2015-16 award year. To ensure that applying for federal aid is as straightforward as possible for students and families, we recommend specific changes to make...
The Institute for College Access & Success, September 2014
Comments in response to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s proposed policy statement to disclose consumer complaint narratives within the Bureau’s Consumer Complaint Database.
The Institute for College Access & Success, September 2014
Handout created for the 2014 National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC) conference, with uAspire. The handout includes tips for counselors and links to helpful tools and resources on financial aid, net price calculators, financial aid award letters, and student loans.
The Institute for College Access & Success, August 2014
Comments on Senator Harkin’s public discussion draft of the proposed Higher Education Affordability Act (HEA Act). While not exhaustive, they include both recommended changes and additions.
The Association of Community College Trustees and the Institute for College Access & Success, July 2014
Protecting Colleges and Students, released by the Association of Community College Trustees (ACCT) and the Institute for College Access...

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