Updated COVID-19 Resources

Last month we shared Resources for Student Loan Borrowers, a centralized hub with information, tools, and advice for those impacted by the coronavirus. We are continuously updating the site as we learn more – visit the recently revised page with the latest news, answers to frequently asked questions, and helpful links from our partners.

Our main COVID-19 site is regularly refreshed with TICAS’ work related to the coronavirus and college affordability, includes current fact sheets, statements, and highlights our coalition work like the joint letter we sent with ACE and NASFAA last month that urged Congress to act swiftly to provide immediate repayment relief to federal student loan borrowers amid the COVID-19 crisis.

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Students and borrowers have been hit hard during this pandemic. From moving back home to losing jobs or worse, COVID-19 has impacted Americans in ways never imagined, and we want to hear from you.

Do you have a question about how COVID-19 may impact your financial aid or student loans? Want to share your experience with college affordability during this crisis? Submit a question or story – we may answer your question at an upcoming event or share your story with interested policymakers and reporters (with your permission)!

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TICAS Voices Call for Additional Aid and Oversight, Support for Students and Colleges Post-Pandemic

  • Last week, executive vice president Debbie Cochrane wrote about important actions the California Legislature should take to protect financial aid and better support students during the coronavirus crisis, including undocumented students left out of new federal resources, for EdSource.
  • As colleges and universities face unprecedented challenges, president James Kvaal recommends five steps for Congress to help colleges weather the recession and boost recovery in a piece for Forbes.
  • And a joint op-ed from Debbie Cochrane and Student Defense’s Aaron Ament warns against the rise of predatory practices as more colleges move online, calling for additional oversight in the Hechinger Report.

Navigating Student Loans During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Earlier this month, TICAS associate vice president Jessica Thompson and external affairs and policy analyst Michele Streeter joined U.S. Representative Suzanne Bonamici for a virtual info session explaining the CARES Act and answering questions from constituents about tools and resources available to students and borrowers during this challenging time.

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For Student Borrowers, One Bright Spot During COVID-19

Leading our new Michigan work, TICAS senior advisor Catherine Brown shared information and resources for students and borrowers impacted by COVID-19 in the state.

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