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Rates projected to rise sharply in 2016-17; time for Congress to revisit design of federal loans
June 2015

July 1 is an important date for students and families: it’s when most changes to federal student aid – both loans and grants – go into effect. For the year starting July 1, 2015, new federal loans for undergraduates, graduate students, and parents will have lower interest rates than loans taken...

The Institute for College Access & Success, June 2015

Statement on House FY16 education funding bill which blocks gainful employment rule, and cuts student aid. With millions of Americans struggling to pay for college and repay student loans, Congress should be helping make college more affordable and strengthening protections for students and...

The Institute for College Access & Success, June 2015

We praise the Department for recognizing the need for relief for students defrauded by Corinthian and other unscrupulous schools, and for committing to create a fair, clear, and efficient loan discharge process, including ‘debt relief to groups of students.’ Unfortunately, under the process...

The Institute for College Access & Success, April 2015

It is unconscionable that Corinthian was still enrolling new students and receiving taxpayer funding until just a few days ago, given the problems that have been evident for years. The federal government, states, and accreditors need to be much more aggressive in holding schools accountable. The...

Senate and House FY16 Budget Plans Make College Less Affordable Both Slash Pell Grants, Increase Student Debt - House Plan Also Repeals Pay As You Earn Plan and Public Service Loan Forgiveness
The Institute for College Access & Success, March 2015

With students and families already struggling to pay for college and the federal government already profiting from federal student loans, both the Senate and House Budget Committees’ fiscal year 2016 budget plans would force millions of low- and moderate-income students to borrow even more while...

Slashes Pell Grants, Eliminates Grants Entirely for Some Students
The Institute for College Access & Success, March 2015

Despite acknowledging that ‘too many young people are graduating with enormous debt,’ the House Budget Committee’s fiscal year 2016 budget slashes funding for Pell Grants, forcing millions of low- and moderate-income students to either borrow more, drop out, or forgo college altogether.

The Institute for College Access & Success, March 2015

We applaud the President’s commitments to better serve the nation’s federal and private student loan borrowers, including those in financial distress and those who have been wronged by loan servicers, loan collectors, or schools. 

The Presidential Memorandum takes many steps that...

February 2015

Fourteen organizations that advocate for students, taxpayers, and access to quality higher education issued a joint statement expressing concerns about the Report of the Task Force on Federal Regulation of Higher Education. The report does not represent the views of students or consumers, and it...

The Institute for College Access & Success, February 2015

The sale of Corinthian campuses to ECMC continues to raise serious concerns, but the terms announced today include significant new debt relief for tens of thousands of Corinthian students and new safeguards to protect students and taxpayers from fraud in the future. The provisions include...

The Institute for College Access & Success, February 2015

President Obama’s fiscal year 2016 budget proposal rightly prioritizes making college more affordable and reducing student debt burdens, especially for those facing the highest financial hurdles, and includes multiple TICAS policy recommendations. This budget helps reduce students’ need to...

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