For 15 years, The Institute for College Access & Success (TICAS) has worked to close economic and racial gaps in college opportunity. Our research and advocacy have contributed to more affordable student loan repayment plans, larger Pell Grants and Cal Grants, a simpler financial aid application process, and other policies that make college more affordable, accountable, and equitable for students. We take pride in what we have done. But, ultimately, our success is measured by the impact our work has on students’ lives, and we know there is so much more left to do.

We’re celebrating our accomplishments, but more importantly, taking time to reflect on the past, learn in the moment, and plan for what comes next.

PANEL – The Long View on Student Debt

October 7, 2020 | 1-2 pm ET

We’re celebrating our 15th anniversary by convening higher education experts to discuss how college affordability and student debt have changed over the past 15 years – and what these trends, the pandemic, and the presidential election will mean for the future of student debt.

Help Us Celebrate – Donate to Our Next 15 Years

As we look back on our first 15 years, we’re proud to have worked to help many more students earn a college degree, ensure that borrowers’ debt could be affordably repaid, and to keep low quality, predatory colleges and lenders from exploiting students. But we are equally proud of and cherish the relationships we have built with students, advocates, policymakers, and people like you. Together we renew our commitment to this work, and your support helps us keep fighting for affordability, accountability, and equity in higher education.