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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

College Costs in Michigan

Fact sheet analyzing the cost of college in Michigan.

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Student Debt for College Graduates in Michigan

Fact sheet analyzing the student debt for college graduates in Michigan.

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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.

Resources for Students and Borrowers Impacted by COVID-19
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Resources for Students and Borrowers Impacted by COVID-19

We've compiled a list of information and FAQs for students and borrowers impacted by the Coronavirus.

Statement on the CARES Act
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Statement on the CARES Act

The CARES Act includes urgently needed help for students, student loan borrowers, and¬†colleges and universities, but it is only an important first step. Much more…