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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

Comprehensive Approaches to Student Success - Community of Practice Research and Equity Agenda

TICAS convened a group of organizations providing comprehensive approaches to student success, and with a Community of Practice, created a research agenda identifying the research questions most pressing to answer at this moment in time and a framework for equity in the use of data.

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Accountability That Works: Restoring Gainful Employment and Strengthening Higher Education Accountability Measures

Brief provides an overview of the GE Rule, why it’s important to advance equity in higher education, and policy recommendations for how lawmakers can strengthen protections by re-instating the 2014 Rule. The brief also suggest modifications to ensure students, taxpayers, and families are not being harmed.

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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.

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The Institute for College Access & Success is hiring for various positions at the organization. Visit our Careers page to learn more.

Statement on the Proposed 2022-23 California Budget
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Statement on the Proposed 2022-23 California Budget

At this critical time, California Governor Gavin Newsom’s 2022-23 state budget proposal is rightly focused on closing education equity gaps by race and income, and…