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TICAS Calls on Congress, Presidential Candidates to Consider Finance Equity in College Affordability Plans
The Institute for College Access & Success, May 2019

Race remains a dividing line in college opportunity. More than half of young white adults hold at least a two-year college degree, but only about a third of young Black and Latino adults do. Stark racial disparities in college completion result in part from the fact that public colleges that...

The Institute for College Access & Success, May 2019

“The Administration’s plans to take nearly $4 billion from Pell Grants to fund programs entirely unrelated to education is nothing short of alarming. You'd have to be in outer space to slash billions from Pell Grants at the same time that everyone here on Earth is appropriately focused on...

The Institute for College Access & Success, March 2019

We don’t ask consumers to purchase a car without knowing in advance how much it will cost them, their options for paying for it, and how well it typically performs, but this is precisely the untenable ask we make of students deciding where to go college and how to pay for it. Three bills...

The Institute for College Access & Success, March 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...

Low-Income Students and Students of Color More Likely to Graduate with Student Loan Debt
The University of California Student Association and The Institute for College Access & Success, March 2019

A report released 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. ...

The Institute for College Access & Success, March 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...

Students, Policymakers Need Better Data to Shape Decision-making
The Institute for College Access & Success, March 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...

The Institute for College Access & Success, March 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...

The Institute for College Access & Success, February 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...

Representing students, policymakers, colleges, and more, group will discuss how the state can better meet students’ total college costs after reasonable student and family contributions
The Institute for College Access & Success, February 2019

Experts across California agree that college costs hold students back from completing college or completing it in a timely way, keep students from focusing on their studies, and contribute to burdensome levels of debt. With California Governor Gavin Newsom and the State Legislature both keenly...

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