Statement on Selection of Richard Corday to Serve as Chief Operating Officer for Federal Student Aid

May 3, 2021

Last month, TICAS and eleven other organizations sent a letter urging Secretary Cardona to select a leader as Chief Operating Officer of Federal Student Aid who would demonstrate an unwavering commitment to fairness and equity for borrowers and prioritize consumer protection, transparency, and meaningful, timely, enforcement. Richard Cordray has a record that amply ...


Statement on the American Families Plan

April 28, 2021

"President Biden’s American Families Plan (AFP) takes a comprehensive approach to making college more affordable by creating a new federal-state funding partnership, boosting Pell Grant funding, and making significant investments in student success. The plan is a clear recognition that new investments in higher education are fundamental to advancing an equitable recovery......


New Metrics Needed to Highlight and Close Racial Disparities in Student Debt Outcomes by College

April 1, 2021

A college degree or credential is a crucial stepping-stone for upward economic mobility. Yet far too many colleges routinely and disproportionately enroll students who end up struggling to repay or, worse, default on their student debt. Further, the debt burdens faced by students who attend these colleges fall most heavily on low-income students and underrepresented students...