TICAS Statement on the Michigan Achievement Scholarship

October 6, 2022

"In last week’s supplemental budget bill, Governor Whitmer and the Michigan legislature followed through on their $250 million commitment to investing in the state’s students, its workforce and long-term economic success. In July 2022, the state earmarked funding for a new financial aid program to increase college access and affordability for Michiganders."

To Reach 70 Percent College Attainment in California, We Need 100 Percent of Colleges in the State Onboard

September 29, 2022

The recently adopted (although not yet funded) Cal Grant Reform Act would expand access to and strengthen California’s cornerstone financial aid program, the largest state grant aid program in the country. This follows last year’s historic expansion of the Cal Grant entitlement award to community college students regardless of age or time out of high school.

Series of Reports Find Common Recruiting Practice Perpetuate Bias, But Crucial for College Access of Underrepresented Students

September 21, 2022

TICAS partnered with University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) Associate Professor Ozan Jaquette, University of Arizona Assistant Professor Karina Salazar, data scientist Crystal Han, and UCLA Phd student Patricia Martin to release a series of three comprehensive reports that explain and analyze the currently unregulated business of generating student prospects.

TICAS Statement on the Biden Administration’s Student Debt and Repayment Announcements

August 24, 2022

“Today, President Biden announced that his administration will cancel up to $10,000 of debt for all student borrowers with federal undergraduate, graduate, and parent loans who earned annual incomes less than $125,000, as well as up to $20,000 of debt for borrowers whose incomes fall below those thresholds and received a Pell Grant to help them pay for college.