Publications by Date

August 2018

80 organizations and advocates working on behalf of students, consumers, veterans, servicemembers, faculty and staff, civil rights, and college access submitted joint comments to the Department of Education on the proposed negotiated rulemaking to rewrite the borrower defense rule. The...

Consumer Protection for Students Who Attend College Online
The Institute for College Access & Success, August 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...

The Institute for College Access & Success, August 2018

The gainful employment rule enforces the Higher Education Act’s requirement that all career education programs receiving federal student aid “prepare students for gainful employment in a recognized occupation.” The rule uses debt-to-earnings ratios to assess whether career education programs at...

The Institute for College Access & Success, July 2018

Federal law allows students whose schools have defrauded or otherwise abused them to have their loans discharged. In 2016, the Obama Administration issued new rules to govern the process for applying for and granting borrower defense discharges, and the Trump administration is rewriting the...

The Institute for College Access & Success, July 2018

The Aim Higher Act, introduced by the House Education & Workforce Democrats, includes key proposals that move forward the ongoing, vital conversation about how the federal government can best support college affordability, access, and success, especially for our most vulnerable students. Our...

The Institute for College Access & Success, July 2018

One-pager on the importance of the Pell Grant program, the impact of recent changes, and the projected slight decline in Pell Grant program costs.

The Institute for College Access & Success, June 2018

Summarizes loan limits, interest rates, and other terms for federal student loans issued from July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2019.

June 2018

Sixty-eight organizations urge House and Senate appropriators to continue their support for the Pell Grant by keeping all Pell Grant funds in the Pell program and increasing the maximum grant by at least what would be provided were the automatic inflation adjustment still in place.

The Institute for College Access & Success, June 2018

Comments urging the Department of Education to reconsider its proposed two-year delay of final regulations related to the state authorization of distance education institutions and foreign locations, and to implement the regulations as originally scheduled. TICAS believes that the concerns the...

June 2018

Eighty-six organizations representing students, veterans, servicemembers, civil rights, consumers, faculty and staff, and college access oppose the PROSPER Act (H.R.4508) because it rolls back the most important program integrity safeguards for students & taxpayers that prevent saddling...

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