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The Cost of College: Student Centered Reforms to Bring Higher Education Within Reach
The Institute for College Access & Success, March 2019

Testimony of James Kvaal, president of the Institute for College Access & Success, before the U.S. House Committee on Education and Labor on college affordability March 13, 2019 in Washington, DC....

Improving Information for Students, Schools, and Policymakers
The Institute for College Access & Success, March 2019

California has long led the nation in developing and maintaining quality higher education options for students, as well as in providing financial aid and consumer protections for those who access that education. However, employment and wage outcome data available from colleges and postsecondary...

The Hope Center and The Institute for College Access & Success, March 2019

New joint policy brief from the Hope Center for College, Community, and Justice and TICAS on a slate of recommendations for addressing basic needs in California including reforming and expanding financial aid to better serve community college students.

The Institute for College Access & Success, March 2019

Fact sheet on the Gainful Employment (GE) rule. The Higher Education Act (HEA) requires that all career education programs receiving federal student aid “prepare students for gainful employment in a recognized occupation,” however the HEA does not define “gainful employment.” The purpose of the...

The Institute for College Access & Success, March 2019

Fact sheet on the Borrower Defense to Repayment (BD) rule. The Borrower Defense to Repayment Rule offers students relief from federal loans borrowed based on fraudulent, misleading or illegal acts by their schools. Borrower defense is an established legal right for many forms of consumer...

February 2019

TICAS issue brief exploring student financial vulnerability highlights the need for policymakers to both prioritize need-based grant aid and recognize a broader array of financial circumstances and challenges impacting students in order to better address their financial needs and reduce...

The Institute for College Access & Success, February 2019

The Coalition of Californians for College Affordability works to strengthen need-based financial aid in California so that all students can afford to attend and complete college, allowing the state’s workforce to remain competitive.

The Institute for College Access & Success, February 2019

In January, Senators Jones, Warren, Harris, and Cortez Masto requested recommendations to improve federal policies for student borrowers of color and make access to higher education more equitable. TICAS’ response outlines specific policy priorities for providing better support to students of...

February 2019

Joint comments in response to the U.S. Department of Education's request for feedback on on the Federal Student Aid (FSA) Feedback System. ...

January 2019

49 organizations working on behalf of students, consumers, veterans, service members, faculty and staff, civil rights and college access, write to urge Members of Congress to work toward a Higher Education Act (HEA) reauthorization that both offers opportunity for students,...

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