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Disparities in student loan burdens and defaults need increased attention
The Institute for College Access & Success, September 2018

New data show that the average student debt for college graduates continues to climb but at a slower pace, according to a report released by the Institute for College Access & Success. Nationally, about two in three (65 percent) college seniors who graduated from public and private nonprofit...

The Institute for College Access & Success, August 2018

Three million Americans now go to college entirely online, including 1.3 million enrolled at a school online in a state other than where they live. This represents an important new choice for students, but also a new challenge for states seeking to ensure the quality of the education provided to...

The Institute for College Access & Success, August 2018

Today the Trump Administration proposed to erase the gainful employment rule, which protects hundreds of thousands of students from being swamped by loans they cannot afford.

The gainful employment rule ensures that career education programs cannot leave their graduates with low earnings...

Proposal Would Drive Up Student Loan Default
The Institute for College Access & Success, July 2018

The Trump Administration just proposed to gut the borrower defense rule. Their proposal would drive up student loan default. The message to students is loud and clear: you’re on your own.

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...

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