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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...

The Institute for College Access & Success, February 2019

"Congress must tackle student debt by increasing scholarships and holding colleges accountable for unaffordable debts. While Senator Alexander laid out constructive ideas today, they do not pass that test.

"College is more important than ever, but the Pell Grant’s value is near all-time...

The Institute for College Access & Success, January 2019

With widespread agreement that college in California is unaffordable, Governor Gavin Newsom has today proposed a critical ‘down payment’ on expanding and strengthening the state Cal Grant program. His budget proposal would modestly increase the number of Cal Grants available to nontraditional...

The Institute for College Access & Success, January 2019

“While his full budget plan won’t be unveiled until next week, Governor-elect Gavin Newsom appears to be embracing the fact that investing more in education – from preschool through adulthood – must be a priority for California to retain its economic strength and standing.

“Since 1984...

The Institute for College Access & Success, January 2019

California students might be surprised by the findings of a new study on college costs. The analysis finds that low-income students and families actually pay less to attend each of the nine University of California (UC) campuses than they would at Cal State (CSU) or California Community Colleges...

The Institute for College Access & Success, December 2018

While it shouldn’t take a court order, today’s announcement is welcome news for 15,000 borrowers whose colleges closed. But these 15,000 borrowers are a small fraction of those eligible for loan discharges because their schools closed or committed illegal acts. It’s long past time for...

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