Statement on HEALS Act

July 27, 2020

For college students and student loan borrowers, the HEALS Act proposed by Senator McConnell today is too little, too late. In the face of a surging pandemic, it cuts off much-needed relief for millions of student loan borrowers and fails to invest enough in public colleges to prevent dire consequences for students.

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...

MEDIA ADVISORY: Higher Education Forum – College Costs & Debt in the 2020 Elections

January 23, 2020

On February 6, 2020, TICAS, the University of New Hampshire Carsey School of Public Policy, and the UNH Campus Living Association will host College Costs & Debt in the 2020 Elections, an event aimed at exploring the challenge of college affordability, how this issue is playing out on the campaign trail, and how it might be addressed by whomever is in the White House in 2021.