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The Institute for College Access & Success

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The Institute for College Access & Success is a trusted source of research, design, and advocacy for student-centered public policies that promote affordability, accountability, and equity in higher education.


Our Work

We try to understand college opportunity through careful research and by listening to the students and those who serve them. We combine concrete, tailored policy recommendations with passionate, sophisticated advocacy, nationally and in California.

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Affordability

We advocate for more accessible and effective Pell Grants and Cal Grants, more affordable student loans, greater and more equitable state funding, and better consumer information for students.

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Accountability

We work to hold predatory colleges accountable for deceptive and illegal conduct, reducing the number of students left worse off by burdensome student debt, and other steps to improve student outcomes.

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California

California’s Master Plan for higher education guarantees a place in college for every eligible student. We seek to ensure students have the financial aid and student services they need to succeed.

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Recent Work

Pell Grants Help Keep College Affordable for Millions of Americans

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.

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How to Secure and Strengthen Pell Grants to Increase College Access and Success

Fact sheet with key recommendations on how to secure and strengthen Pell Grants, the federal government’s most vital investment in higher education.

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Key Projects

College Insight

College Insight is a unique and valuable data resource for policymakers, journalists, and researchers interested in college affordability, student debt, economic and racial diversity, student success.

Project on Student Debt

We document unaffordable levels of student debt facing many low-income students and students of color. We promote reforms to reduce risky debt and work to ensure all borrowers are treated fairly.

TICAS COVID-19 Resources and Publications
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TICAS COVID-19 Resources and Publications

Regularly refreshed with TICAS' work related to the coronavirus and college affordability, includes current fact sheets, statements, and our coalition work.

President Vetoes Bipartisan Resolution to Restore Strong Borrower Defense Rule
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President Vetoes Bipartisan Resolution to Restore Strong Borrower Defense Rule

The unfortunate reality is that some colleges defraud and cheat their students, sticking them with debts they have no way to repay. As a direct…