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The Institute for College Access & Success, April 2019

There is broad, bipartisan agreement that Congress needs to simplify and improve the current array of repayment plans that base monthly federal student loan payments on borrowers’ incomes, broadly referred to as income-driven repayment or IDR. The Affordable Loans for Any Student Act, led by...

April 2019

Coalition letter from 56 organizations representing and advocating for students, families, taxpayers, veterans and service members, faculty and staff, civil rights and consumers, expressing strong support for the PROTECT Students Act....

Supporting Data-Driven Continuous Improvement in College Student Outcomes
The Institute for College Access & Success, March 2019

This issue brief explores how colleges and universities can best use data to help drive student success and offers recommendations to both schools and policymakers. While data-driven evidence is a critical tool for colleges, building a culture of continuous improvement and finding the resources...

Unequal Debt Burdens among University of California Undergraduates
The Institute for College Access & Success, March 2019

A new report from the University of California Student Association and The Institute for College Access & Success finds that the lowest income University of California (UC) bachelor’s degree recipients were the most likely to leave school with student loan debt to repay. Students of color...

Is California missing the mark in promoting quality education and student protections?
March 2019

TICAS Executive Vice President Debbie Cochrane testified before the Senate Committees on Education and Business, Professions, and Economic Development joint oversight hearing on March 18, titled "California Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education:  Is California missing the mark in...

The Cost of College: Student Centered Reforms to Bring Higher Education Within Reach
The Institute for College Access & Success, March 2019

Testimony of James Kvaal, president of the Institute for College Access & Success, before the U.S. House Committee on Education and Labor on college affordability March 13, 2019 in Washington, DC....

Improving Information for Students, Schools, and Policymakers
The Institute for College Access & Success, March 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...

The Hope Center and The Institute for College Access & Success, March 2019

New joint policy brief from the Hope Center for College, Community, and Justice and TICAS on a slate of recommendations for addressing basic needs in California including reforming and expanding financial aid to better serve community college students.

The Institute for College Access & Success, February 2019

TICAS issue brief exploring student financial vulnerability highlights the need for policymakers to both prioritize need-based grant aid and recognize a broader array of financial circumstances and challenges impacting students in order to better address their financial needs and reduce...

The Institute for College Access & Success, February 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...

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