Hopes & Hurdles: California Foster Youth and College Financial Aid

November 3, 2009

In California and nationally, very few former foster youth make it to or through college, and cost is a major obstacle. A new report shows that despite federal and state programs and policies intended to help them afford college, surprisingly few California foster youth who apply for student aid receive all the grants they should.


Official Comments on the 2010-11 FAFSA

November 3, 2009

The Institute for College Access & Success' comments on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for the 2010-11 school year in response to the Federal Register notice published on September 4, 2009 (FR Doc. E9–21483).


Hopes & Hurdles: California Foster Youth and College Financial Aid

October 26, 2009

In California and nationally, very few former foster youth make it to or through college, and cost is a major obstacle. A new report shows that despite federal and state programs and policies intended to help them afford college, surprisingly few California foster youth who apply for student aid receive all the grants they should.


Getting with the Program: Community College Students Need Access to Federal Loans

October 7, 2009

Report finds that nearly one in 10 community college students in the U.S. can’t get a federal loan if they need one because their schools choose not to participate in the federal loan programs. While many community college students can and should avoid borrowing, those who need to borrow should have access to the safest, most affordable option: federal student loans.