Colleges Where Most Students Borrow and Few Repay

April 30, 2018

This analysis of College Scorecard data focuses on colleges where most students borrow and less than half of borrowers have paid down even $1 of their loan principal, 7 years into repayment. At half of all for-profit colleges, most students borrow and few can repay. African-American students, Pell Grant recipients, and first-generation students all disproportionately enroll...


Statement on FY18 Omnibus Budget and Pell Grant Funding

March 21, 2018

We are grateful that Congress has heeded the recent call from over 60 diverse, national organizations to prioritize Pell Grants in the FY18 Omnibus. The bill released tonight eliminates a previously proposed cut to Pell Grant program reserve funds, and in doing so will help keep the program on solid fiscal footing in the coming years. The bill also raises the maximum Pell Grant...


TICAS Statement on Trump Administration’s FY19 Budget for Higher Education

February 12, 2018

The Trump Administration's proposed budget would push the cost of college even further out of reach for millions of students. It would raise student loan payments by more than $200 billion over the next decade. Additionally, it would cut the Department of Education's annual funding by almost $4 billion, while intentionally and unnecessarily leaving tens of billions of dollars...