Make it Simple, Keep it Fair: New Report Provides Roadmap for Streamlining and Improving Income-Driven Repayment for Federal Student Loans

May 2, 2017

TICAS released a practical roadmap for designing an income-driven repayment (IDR) plan that works better for both students and taxpayers. With rising college costs and student debt, IDR is a critical option for students who have to borrow to afford college. In addition to longstanding bipartisan support for IDR, there is agreement on the need to simplify and improve it, but not...

Voices from the FAFSA Frontlines Reveal Complexity and Costs of “Verification” Paperwork Affecting Millions of Low-Income Students

November 15, 2016

On the Sidelines of Simplification: Stories of Navigating the FAFSA Verification Process exposes how an often-overlooked part of the federal student aid process delays aid and enrollment for low-income students, consuming the time of college access and financial aid professionals and frustrating their efforts to help students afford and succeed in college.