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Resources for students & borrowers impacted by COVID-19

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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

Untangling the Web: How to Monitor the Risks of Online Education

With a necessary migration emphasizing the long-standing need for better information collection and transparency in online higher education, this report surveys the current landscape of online education and identifies critical problems and widespread questions about how a rapid shift online impacts quality.

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Colleges' Compliance With and Use of Federal CARES Act Emergency Grants: A Look at 100 Colleges

In the face of a global health and economic crisis, Congress quickly provided colleges with resources to support students facing unexpected costs stemming from sudden campus closures. This analysis finds that many colleges are not compliant with requirements to post information about how resources are being spent.

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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.

Unprecedented Mass Migration Increases Risk of Online Education
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Unprecedented Mass Migration Increases Risk of Online Education

Facing an unprecedented moment in higher education, colleges and universities have closed campuses nationwide and moved online amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Moreover, one lasting effect of the…