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Bill would increase maximum award by $100 and cut Pell funding by $600 million
The Institute for College Access & Success, June 2018

The Senate Appropriations Committee approved a fiscal year 2019 education spending bill that increases the Pell award by a modest but meaningful $100, and cuts $600 million from the Pell Grant reserve fund. A broad coalition of Pell advocates has...

House Budget Committee’s FY19 Budget Resolution Demands Massive Cuts to Education Funding
The Institute for College Access & Success, June 2018

The House Budget Committee’s fiscal year 2019 Budget Resolution calls for astonishing cuts to student financial aid as part of a package that exceeds $200 billion over the next decade. The simultaneous cuts to student loans and Pell Grants would be a devastating one-two punch to students...

The Institute for College Access & Success, March 2018

We are grateful that Congress has heeded the recent call from over 60 diverse, national organizations to prioritize Pell Grants in the FY18 Omnibus. The bill released tonight eliminates a previously proposed cut to Pell Grant program reserve funds, and in doing so will help keep the program on...

The Institute for College Access & Success, February 2018

"The Trump Administration's proposed budget would push the cost of college even further out of reach for millions of students. It would raise student loan payments by more than $200 billion over the next decade. Additionally, it would cut the Department of Education's annual funding by almost $4...

The Institute for College Access & Success, February 2018

“Today’s analysis by the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office lifts the curtain on the PROSPER Act’s misguided priorities. The bill would raise the costs of student debt, including charging enrolled students at least $19 billion more in interest and increasing income-based loan payments by at...

The Institute for College Access & Success, January 2018

A new report released today by The Institute for College Access & Success (TICAS) documents clear agreement among higher education experts that college affordability challenges have a wide range of negative implications for California students, and low-income and underrepresented students in...

Low-Income Students and Students of Color Most Likely to Graduate with Student Loan Debt
The Cal State Student Association and The Institute for College Access & Success., December 2017

Nearly eight in 10 California State University (CSU) graduates who left college with student loan debt had family incomes no greater than $54,000, finds Where Debt Comes Due at CSU: Unequal Debt Burdens among California State University Graduates, a report released today by the Cal...

As Federal Government Undermines Student Protections, State Oversight Increasingly Important, Experts Say
The Century Foundation and the Institute for College Access & Success, December 2017

A new report from a pair of leading research organizations outlines a range of policies and regulatory actions that states can take to protect students against consumer abuses by higher education institutions, particularly for-profit colleges. Authored by experts at The Century Foundation (TCF)...

Committee expected to debate, pass HEA Reauthorization bill along party lines
The Institute for College Access & Success, December 2017

The vision for higher education laid out in the House Committee on Education and the Workforce’s legislative proposal to rewrite the Higher Education Act (H.R. 4508) constitutes a grave threat to students seeking an affordable, quality credential, and its expected passage out of committee should...

New Analysis Highlights Need to Standardize Award Letter Elements
The Institute for College Access & Success, December 2017

A new analysis released today by the Institute for College Access & Success (TICAS) reveals major shortcomings in the financial aid information that colleges are sending to students. Cost in Translation: How Financial Aid Award Letters Fall Short details how the vast majority of...

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