Coalition Letter | March 27, 2023

TICAS Joins 20+ Groups in Urging Congress to Prioritize Postsecondary Student Success Grants

In a letter to the House and Senate Subcommittees on Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, TICAS, along with more than 20 partners united in increasing college graduation rates, urged Members of Congress to dedicate at least $165 million for the Postsecondary Student Success Grants (PSSG) program in the Fiscal Year 2024. As the nation emerges from the COVID-19 pandemic, college completion rates have stagnated, with larger disparities for students from low-income backgrounds, students of color, first-generation students, and community college students. Increasing college completion offers tremendous promise for increasing social mobility, tackling poverty, strengthening our workforce and economy, and reducing racial and income inequality

Adequately funded PSSG programs will position more institutions — particularly Historically Black Colleges and Universities, Tribal Colleges and Universities, and Minority-Serving Institutions (including Hispanic-Serving Institutions and community colleges) — to increase college completion.