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The Institute for College Access & Success, June 2019

"Today the Department of Education finalized its ill-conceived repeal of the gainful employment standard. After months of illegal delays, the Department sent a clear message to predatory colleges: you are back in business.

“These employment standards require colleges to ensure that...

The Institute for College Access & Success , June 2019

TICAS statement on the PROTECT Students Act. ...

The Institute for College Access & Success, June 2019

While borrowing for college costs remains worthwhile for millions of students, millions also struggle in repayment. Each year, over a million borrowers face the most devastating outcome, default. Casualties of College Debt: What Data Show and Experts Say About Who Defaults and Why...

The Institute for College Access & Success, June 2019

The California State Legislature is poised to approve a state budget that includes key steps forward on the path to affordable college. The budget includes the largest-ever increase in the number of ‘competitive’ Cal Grants – those available to nontraditional...

The Institute for College Access & Success, May 2019

In the coming days, the U.S. Department of Education will publish a final regulation repealing the gainful employment rule, which identifies career education programs that consistently leave students with large debts they cannot afford. Many of these programs are offered by for-profit colleges,...

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. ...

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