Letter in Support of AB 99 – Cradle-to-Career Data System

March 31, 2021

Over the last year, more than 170 stakeholders from 15 state agencies, numerous educational institutions, research and policy organizations, and community groups came together to develop a blueprint for the California Cradle-to-Career Data System. The proposed data system will be a neutral source of high-quality information, paired with tools to help a range of stakeholders ...

Coalition Letter to the California Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education

March 10, 2021

TICAS and partners submitted comments including recommendations to empower the California Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education to be more proactive in preventing student harm, allow them to create and enforce stronger minimum operating standards for schools and protections for students, and to expand the Bureau’s capacity to respond in the event of a school closure.

College Fees | The Second Sticker Shock: How Michigan State Free Tuition Programs Still Leave Students With Substantial College Bills

March 10, 2021

Sticker shock based on known tuition and fee costs can be profound for college students, and clear communication about how available financial aid will help cover those costs is critical. Often overlooked, however, is the second shock of unanticipated charges in the form of additional fees, and the effects they have on affordability and even enrollment and completion.