TICAS Recommendations for Negotiated Rulemaking Topics

July 1, 2021

Recommendations in response to the May 24, 2021 Federal Register notice soliciting input on topics to be included in the U.S. Department of Education’s upcoming negotiated rulemaking. TICAS' priorities focus on better protecting students by addressing predatory practices and holding colleges accountable, as well as by improving the current income-driven repayment system.


37 Organizations Urge the Department of Education to Prioritize Accountability Measures that Protect Students and Borrowers in Negotiated Rulemaking

July 1, 2021

Coalition letter from 37 organizations to the Department of Education sharing its negotiated rulemaking priorities including substantial student and borrower representation among negotiators, and strengthening safeguards against predatory practices from for-profit institutions by reinstating the gainful employment regulation and having a strong borrower defense rule.


Why Students Need a Strong Gainful Employment Rule

February 3, 2021

Most colleges and universities help millions of Americans earn a degree or diploma to lead to economic security and a better life. In the wake of the Great Recession, it was revealed that too many for-profit colleges – by enrolling hundreds of thousands of students – sought to take advantage of the federal financial aid system to make windfall profits.