Testimony of Debbie Cochrane, Executive Vice President of the Institute for College Access & Success

March 28, 2019

Testimony of Debbie Cochrane, Executive Vice President of the Institute for College Access & Success, for the Assembly Budget Subcommittee No. 2 on Education Finance &  Assembly Higher Education Committee joint hearing on Financial Aid Reform. Ms. Cochrane highlighted consensus among policymakers, state agencies, colleges, student advocates and other stakeholders on the affordability...


Employment Outcomes at California Colleges: Improving Information for Students, Schools, and Policymakers

March 12, 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 institutions in California vary widely depending on what - and what kind - of school...


Going the Distance: Consumer Protection for Students Who Attend College Online

August 28, 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 residents. This report outlines improvements to federal rules and ways states can...