TICAS President to Testify Before House Education and Labor Committee on College Affordability

March 13, 2019

James Kvaal, president of The Institute for College Access & Success (TICAS), will provide expert testimony on college affordability at today’s House Education and Labor Committee hearing “The Cost of College: Student Centered Reforms to Bring Higher Education Within Reach." His testimony will focus on how students and families pay for college and will highlight three policy...


Average Debt for Class of 2016 Varies Enormously by State and College; Risky Nonfederal Loan Borrowing Concentrated in Certain States, Colleges

September 18, 2017

Student Debt and the Class of 2016, TICAS’ twelfth annual report on debt for bachelor’s degree graduates of public and nonprofit colleges, finds wide variations in debt levels across states as well as colleges. Average student debt at graduation in 2016 ranged from $20,000 in Utah to $36,350 in New Hampshire, and new graduates’ likelihood of having debt ranged from 43 percent...


Statement on Trump Administration’s Full FY18 Budget for Higher Education

May 23, 2017

The Trump Administration’s fiscal year 2018 budget for higher education is a recipe for higher student debt, greater inequality, and a weaker economy. President Trump has said that student debt should not be an ‘albatross’ around students’ necks, yet the almost $150 billion in cuts to grant aid, work study, and student loans in this budget would force millions of students...