Statement on the PROTECT Students Act

June 26, 2019

We commend Representatives Susie Lee and Rosa DeLauro for introducing the PROTECT Students Act in the House of Representatives. There is growing support for this sweeping set of protections for students and taxpayers, addressing practices of predatory and low-quality colleges. Cheating and lying to students while leaving them with unaffordable debt and no path to the middle class...

Three Bipartisan Bills Would Ensure Students Have Key Information to Help Make Decisions about Where to Go to College and How to Pay for It

March 27, 2019

We don’t ask consumers to purchase a car without knowing in advance how much it will cost them, their options for paying for it, and how well it typically performs, but this is precisely the untenable ask we make of students deciding where to go college and how to pay for it. Three bills introduced today by Senators Grassley (R-IA), Smith (D-MN), and Ernst (R-IA), one of which...

TICAS Statement on the PROTECT Students Act

March 25, 2019

The PROTECT Students Act includes a sweeping set of protections for students and taxpayers against predatory and low-quality colleges. Whether they paid filet mignon prices for hamburger educations or were cheated by predatory colleges, too many students seeking a better life are left with unaffordable debts and no path to the middle class. We commend Senators Hassan...

Statement on Automatic Closed School Discharges

December 13, 2018

While it shouldn’t take a court order, today’s announcement is welcome news for 15,000 borrowers whose colleges closed. But these 15,000 borrowers are a small fraction of those eligible for loan discharges because their schools closed or committed illegal acts. It’s long past time for the Department of Education to meet its legal obligations to students.

New Report Outlines Path Forward on Job Placement Rates

December 10, 2018

While students consistently rank the ability to get a good job as one of the most important factors in their college choices, too often this critical information is unavailable or misleading. Of Metrics and Markets: Measuring Post-College Employment Success, a report released today by The Institute for College Access & Success (TICAS), describes the many misleading conceptions...