TICAS Comments on 2017-18 National Postsecondary Student Aid Study, Administrative Collection

September 11, 2017
The Institute for College Access & Success

TICAS submitted comments strongly supporting the U.S. Department of Education’s 2017-18 National Postsecondary Student Aid Study, Administrative Collection (NPSAS:18-AC). Shortening the gap between NPSAS studies from four years to two years will greatly improve the usefulness of the data in reflecting policy changes and other fluctuations in the postsecondary landscape. Moreover, it will be very valuable to have state representative samples for all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico for the first time. We recommend one addition to this data collection – the inclusion of verification data from the Department of Education’s Central Processing System (CPS).