what we do

The Project on Student Debt

The Project on Student Debt works to reduce the burden of student debt, and to increase public understanding of rising student debt and the implications for our families, economy, and society.

Keeping California's Promise

California’s Master Plan for higher education guarantees a place in college for every eligible student. TICAS seeks to maximize the effectiveness of this promise by ensuring students have the financial aid and student services they need to succeed, particularly at California’s community colleges.

Simplifying the FAFSA

To help more students get the aid they are eligible for, TICAS works to simplify the aid application process and the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

College InSight

College InSight is a unique web site for higher education data and research. The site is a valuable resource for anyone interested in college affordability, student debt, economic and racial diversity, student success, and other important issues in higher education.