For Borrowers Enrolled at the Start of the Pandemic, Increased Repayment Concerns and Disproportionate Rates of Financial Hardships

May 11, 2021

While student loan repayment relief has prevented borrowers from falling into new delinquency or default on their federal loans, new analysis reveals that three in five California student loan borrowers enrolled when the pandemic began report being more worried about their ability to repay their loans than before the pandemic.

Statement on Selection of Richard Corday to Serve as Chief Operating Officer for Federal Student Aid

May 3, 2021

Last month, TICAS and eleven other organizations sent a letter urging Secretary Cardona to select a leader as Chief Operating Officer of Federal Student Aid who would demonstrate an unwavering commitment to fairness and equity for borrowers and prioritize consumer protection, transparency, and meaningful, timely, enforcement. Richard Cordray has a record that amply ...

Statement on the American Families Plan

April 28, 2021

"President Biden’s American Families Plan (AFP) takes a comprehensive approach to making college more affordable by creating a new federal-state funding partnership, boosting Pell Grant funding, and making significant investments in student success. The plan is a clear recognition that new investments in higher education are fundamental to advancing an equitable recovery......