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The Institute for College Access & Success, June 2009
The board of directors of The Institute for College Access...
The Project on Student Debt, June 2009
President Obama announced a Comprehensive Plan for Regulatory Reform, including stronger oversight and consumer protections in credit, savings, and payment markets. This statement from Lauren Asher, president of the Institute and the Project on Student Debt, calls for stronger consumer protections...
The Project on Student Debt, June 2009
A major new student loan repayment option, Income-Based Repayment, will become available for the first time on July 1, providing much-needed financial relief for hundreds of thousands of federal student loan borrowers. There is also good news for students still in college, including more money for...
Reverses California’s Historic Commitment to College Opportunity
The Institute for College Access & Success, May 2009
In direct contrast to federal efforts to increase college access during the current recession, today Governor Schwarzenegger proposed eliminating all new Cal Grants, along with deep cuts to public university systems and other essential state programs and services. The Cal Grant program has been an...
The Institute for College Access & Success, May 2009
Community colleges are usually considered a low-cost college option, but the sticker price is only part of the real story - students often struggle to cover a range of related costs and living expenses. Our new fact focuses on community college students who apply for financial aid and attend full-...
The Project on Student Debt, April 2009
The percentage of all undergraduate students who borrowed private student loans jumped from 5 percent in 2003-04, to 14 percent in 2007-08. At proprietary (for-profit) colleges and universities, the percentage of students who took out these loans skyrocketed from 14 percent in the 2003-04 school...
The Project on Student Debt, April 2009
Worried about how you will pay off student debt after graduation? Are your current student loan payments unaffordable? What if you can’t get a decent paying job in this economy? If you have federal student loans, no matter when you took them out, a new program that begins in July 2009 could provide...
The Institute for College Access & Success, February 2009
President Obama's fiscal year 2010 budget offers a bold and welcome new approach to student aid and will help make higher education more affordable for millions of students and families. It takes major steps towards aligning our financial aid system with what students really need to succeed in...
The Institute for College Access & Success, February 2009
President Obama's fiscal year 2010 budget offers a bold and welcome new approach to student aid and will help make higher education more affordable for millions of students and families. It takes major steps towards aligning our financial aid system with what students really need to succeed in...
Project on Student Debt, February 2009
The Project on Student Debt made recommendations for the stimulus bill recognizing of the importance of college access for a sustained economic recovery.

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