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May 2019

Over 20 organizations urged the California State Assembly Committee on Budget, Subcommittee 2 on Education Finance to make a down payment towards college affordability by increasing the number of competitive Cal Grants and the size of the Cal Grant B access award. Doing so will ensure more...

Racial Disparities at Public Colleges
The Institute for College Access & Success, May 2019

This issue brief demonstrates the racial consequences of inequitable state higher education funding, and recommends steps state and federal policymakers should take to remedy inequities in college funding.  ...

The Institute for College Access & Success, April 2019

Useful two-page fact sheet about average student debt across all sectors of higher education, and specific groups of BA graduates who carry disproportionate debt burdens.

The Institute for College Access & Success, April 2019

Private loans are one of the riskiest ways to finance a college education. Like credit cards, they usually have variable interest rates that are higher for those who can least afford them. Analysis of federal data from 2015-16 reveals that less than half of private loan borrowers use the maximum...

The Institute for College Access & Success, April 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, April 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...

The Institute for College Access & Success, April 2019

College choices are among the most consequential decisions individuals make in their lifetimes. Students are entitled to information that meets five principles: simple, salient, comparable, timely, and trusted. Consumer Information in Higher Education describes how research informs...

April 2019

Forty organizations representing students, colleges, scholarship providers, education advocates, veterans, consumers, civil rights advocates, and the business community write in support of the Understanding the True Cost of College Act. The common-sense solutions offered in the Understanding the...

The Institute for College Access & Success, April 2019

There is broad, bipartisan agreement that Congress needs to simplify and improve the current array of repayment plans that base monthly federal student loan payments on borrowers’ incomes, broadly referred to as income-driven repayment or IDR. The Affordable Loans for Any Student Act, led by...

April 2019

Coalition letter from 56 organizations representing and advocating for students, families, taxpayers, veterans and service members, faculty and staff, civil rights and consumers, expressing strong support for the PROTECT Students Act....

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