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The Institute for College Access & Success, September 2018

New data show that the average student debt for college graduates continues to climb but at a slower pace, according to a report released by the Institute for College Access & Success. Nationally, about two in three (65 percent) college seniors who graduated from public and private nonprofit...

The Institute for College Access & Success, September 2018

Public comments in response to the August 14, 2018, Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (Docket ID ED-2018-OPE-0042) regarding the Department of Education’s proposal to rescind the gainful employment rule....

September 2018

62 organizations and advocates working on behalf of students, families, taxpayers, veterans and service members submitted joint comments that express grave concern that the Department of Education’s 2019 regulatory agenda will result in the weakening of critical protections for...

September 2018

68 organizations and advocates working on behalf of students, consumers, veterans, servicemembers, faculty and staff, civil rights, and college access submitted joint comments to the Department of Education on the proposal to eliminate the gainful employment rule. The comments urge...

The Institute for College Access & Success, August 2018

Public comments with detailed recommendations in response to the July 31, 2018, Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (Docket ID ED-2018-OPE-0027) regarding the borrower defense to repayment rule. ...

August 2018

80 organizations and advocates working on behalf of students, consumers, veterans, servicemembers, faculty and staff, civil rights, and college access submitted joint comments to the Department of Education on the proposed negotiated rulemaking to rewrite the borrower defense rule. The...

Consumer Protection for Students Who Attend College Online
The Institute for College Access & Success, August 2018

Three million Americans now go to college entirely online, including 1.3 million enrolled at a school online in a state other than where they live. This represents an important new choice for students, but also a new challenge for states seeking to ensure the quality of the education provided to...

The Institute for College Access & Success, August 2018

One-pager with key recommendations on how to secure and strengthen Pell Grants, the federal government’s most vital investment in higher education....

The Institute for College Access & Success, August 2018

The gainful employment rule enforces the Higher Education Act’s requirement that all career education programs receiving federal student aid “prepare students for gainful employment in a recognized occupation.” The rule uses debt-to-earnings ratios to assess whether career education programs at...

The Institute for College Access & Success, July 2018

Federal law allows students whose schools have defrauded or otherwise abused them to have their loans discharged. In 2016, the Obama Administration issued new rules to govern the process for applying for and granting borrower defense discharges, and the Trump administration is rewriting the...

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