Statement on the CARES Act

March 25, 2020

The CARES Act includes urgently needed help for students, student loan borrowers, and colleges and universities, but it is only an important first step. Much more help will be needed in the weeks, months, and years to come.

Senate Votes to Restore Protections for Students, Overturn Borrower Defense Rule

March 11, 2020

Today, the Senate voted 53-42 to pass H.J. Res. 76, restoring stronger borrower defense protections. The borrower defense to repayment rule allows students to discharge student loans tied to fraud and other illegal conduct by their colleges. In September, the Trump Administration rewrote the rule, and it will require 97 percent of students cheated by their colleges to repay...

Why the College Scorecard Should Complement – Not Replace – the Gainful Employment Standards

February 26, 2020

The introduction of earnings data by program and by college to the College Scorecard helps students and families make more informed college choices. However, the data is not a replacement for strong accountability rules, and a recent analysis using the College Scorecard data is likely to confuse – rather than clarify – the relative value of different colleges.

TICAS Statement on Trump Administration’s FY21 Budget for Higher Education

February 10, 2020

President Trump's budget fails the millions of students who are struggling to pay for college. The budget would make student loans costlier for students, eliminate SEOG scholarships, and halve work-study funding. While re-prioritizing student aid spending could make college more affordable for students who need it most, the Trump budget cuts our overall investment in college...