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...


New Analysis Finds Unequal Debt Burdens among University of California Undergraduates

March 21, 2019

A report released today by the University of California Student Association (UCSA) and The Institute for College Access & Success (TICAS) finds that the burden of student loan debt is not borne evenly across all university graduates. First Comes Diploma, Then Comes Debt. Unequal Debt Burdens among University of California Undergraduates finds that the lowest income college graduates...


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...


New Report Finds Information on California College Employment Outcomes is Inconsistent, Incomplete, Inaccessible

March 12, 2019

One of the primary factors that students and families consider when deciding where to go to college is the likelihood that a particular program will lead to a successful career. California has long led the nation in developing and maintaining quality higher education options for students, as well as in providing financial aid and consumer protections for those who access that...


TICAS Statement on Trump Administration’s FY20 Budget for Higher Education

March 11, 2019

Today’s budget proposal would raise would costs and increase student debt. The Administration would make students pay $207 billion more on their student loans, a dangerously wrong-headed proposal. Overall, to cut the Department of Education’s annual funding by 12 percent, the Administration would cut Pell grant funding, eliminate SEOG scholarships, and halve work-study funding....


Statement on California Assembly For-Profit College Bill Package

February 27, 2019

By rolling back federal rules designed to protect students and taxpayers from abuse at the hands of predatory colleges, the Trump Administration is putting students across the country at risk. We commend the California Assemblymembers seeking to instill state backstops to ensure that Californians, and the integrity of the state’s financial aid programs, remain protected regardless...