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The Institute for College Access & Success, June 2016

Senate appropriators approved a bipartisan spending bill that takes $1.2 billion away from the Pell Grant program to fund other programs. This decision to use Pell dollars for purposes unrelated to college affordability crosses a troubling line. While the bill also restores access to year-...

The Institute for College Access & Success, June 2016

The bipartisan Senate agreement to restore the ability of some students to access Pell Grants year-round is a positive step, but it will help only a small fraction of Pell Grant recipients. Moreover, the Senate FY17 appropriations bill being marked up also takes $1.2 billion out of the Pell...

The Institute for College Access & Success, April 2016

In a new report released by TICAS, financially strapped community college students reveal their struggles to cover college expenses beyond tuition, their experiences with financial aid, and the troubling tradeoffs they face when available resources do not stretch far enough. On the Verge:...

The Institute for College Access & Success, March 2016

We urge the Department to provide automatic discharges to all groups of students covered by findings of fraud, rather than requiring them to submit individual applications.

The Institute for College Access & Success, March 2016

We urge Congress not to undermine Pell Grants by raiding the temporary Pell Grant surplus to fund other programs. Using Pell Grant funds for any other purpose would jeopardize access to college when our nation and economy need a more educated workforce.

Eliminates Scheduled $120 Increase in 2017; Freezes Maximum Grant for 10 Years
The Institute for College Access & Success, March 2016

Despite acknowledging that ‘millions of Americans are graduating with too much student loan debt,’ the House Budget Committee’s fiscal year 2017 budget would make college less affordable, forcing millions of low- and moderate-income students to borrow more,...

Broad Coalition Releases Analysis and Recommendations to Strengthen College Grant Program
The Institute for College Access & Success, March 2016

TICAS and twenty members of Californians for College Affordability, a broad coalition of student, civil rights, college access, business, and workforce organizations, released a new analysis of how to strengthen Cal Grants for California’s low-income students...

The Institute for College Access & Success, February 2016

We applaud the President’s nomination of John B. King Jr. as the U.S. Secretary of Education. Acting Secretary King is committed to improving college access, affordability, and completion. His career as a leader and educator has focused on the need to ensure every student has access to a high-...

The Institute for College Access & Success, February 2016

President Obama’s fiscal year 2017 budget proposal takes important steps to strengthen Pell Grants, improve income-driven repayment, encourage states to invest in higher education, and increase college accountability for student outcomes....

The Institute for College Access & Success, February 2016

Debbie Cochrane, research director at The Institute for College Access & Success (TICAS), will testify before the California Senate Budget Subcommittee on Education at a hearing on community college affordability this Wednesday, February 3.

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