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The Institute for College Access & Success, June 2011
Statement from Pauline Abernathy about the issued final “gainful employment” rule that guides enforcement of the federal law requiring any post-secondary career education program receiving federal financial aid to “prepare students for gainful employment in a recognized occupation.” The rule is a...
IBRinfo.org Helps Consumers Understand and Use Federal Program to Keep Student Loan Payments Affordable
The Project on Student Debt, May 2011
While a recent study by the Institute for Higher Education Policy found that nearly two thirds of student borrowers have trouble making their monthly loan payments, a relatively new and little-known repayment plan called Income-Based Repayment (IBR) can reduce those payments and make them more...
New Report Finds Notable Shifts since 2008 in Chicago, North Carolina, California; Persistent Racial/Ethnic Disparities
The Project on Student Debt, April 2011
Our new issue brief Still Denied: How Community Colleges Shortchange Students by Not Offering Federal Loans found that more than one million community college students were denied access federal student loans, the safest and most affordable way to borrow for college.
The Institute for College Access & Success, April 2011
Despite threatened cuts, the fiscal year 2011 bipartisan budget agreement would preserve the maximum Pell Grant award of $5,550 for the 2011-12 school year, however the House Budget Committee has already proposed drastic cuts to Pell funding in fiscal year 2012. These proposed cuts would slash...
The Institute for College Access & Success, April 2011
The fiscal year 2012 federal budget plan reported by the House Budget Committee says it would cut Pell Grant funding to “pre-stimulus levels.” This unprecedented 62 percent cut in the maximum Pell Grant—from $5,550 in school year 2011-12 to $2,090 in 2012-13—would eliminate or slash grants for more...
New report casts light on how soon-to-be-required calculators can best help students and families estimate college costs
The Institute for College Access & Success, March 2011
By the end of October, U.S. colleges must meet a federal requirement to create online “net price calculators.” These calculators are intended to help prospective students and their families gauge college affordability, providing early individualized estimates of what particular colleges will cost...
The Institute for College Access & Success, February 2011
In the wake of a massive special-interest lobbying campaign by the career college industry, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a controversial amendment that requires the government to turn a blind eye to waste, fraud and abuse in career education programs that receive billions of dollars in...
The Institute for College Access & Success, January 2011
Statement from Lauren Asher on the January 25 House vote which passed Resolution 38 and directs the Chairman of the House Budget Committee to cut non-security discretionary spending to 2008 levels or less. Cutting funding to 2008 levels would lower the maximum Pell Grant from $5,550 today to $4,...
The Institute for College Access & Success, December 2010
Statement from Lauren Asher on the extension of the American Opportunity Tax Credit (AOTC) and the need for Congress to fully fund the Pell Grant.
Grant Aid and College Tax Credit for Millions Hang in the Balance
The Institute for College Access & Success, December 2010
Statement from Lauren Asher on the need to fully fund Pell Grants and extend the American Opportunity Tax Credit.

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