Diving Deeper into College Affordability Gaps in California: Introducing A New Blog Series and Interactive Data Feature

August 3, 2020

In case you missed it, last week TICAS released a new brief, What College Costs for Low-Income Californians: 2020, highlighting the role that grant aid plays in the net prices that low-income Californians have to pay out of pocket at University of California (UC), California State University (CSU), and California Community College (CCC) campuses across nine regions.


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.


Michigan Extends Tuition Incentive Program for Thousands of Low-Income Students

July 22, 2020

Michigan's legislative leaders and Governor Whitmer acted to protect financial aid for thousands of low-income students in Michigan during this uncertain time. We commend these leaders for taking this crucial action to extend access to the Tuition Incentive Program (TIP), which provides free tuition at community college and $500 per semester towards a B.A. for qualifying...


Stronger Data Infrastructure Can Support California’s Efforts to Close Equity Gaps in College Access, Affordability, and Completion

July 21, 2020

States invest heavily in education, providing funding either directly or in the form of financial aid from preschool through college, with positive outcomes from those impacting nearly every other area of public policy, particularly the workforce. To understand and assess results, states collect and analyze information about these investments at various levels, and most have...