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The Institute for College Access & Success, June 2015

Letter to leaders of the California Conference Committee on the Budget, expressing TICAS’s strong support of the Assembly’s proposals to provide a supplemental access grant to Cal Grant B recipients at the California Community Colleges (CCCs) to more fully cover the costs of books, supplies, and...

June 2015

Coalition letter to leaders of the California Conference Committee on the Budget, urging them to increase the number of state Cal Grants available and increase their size. Increasing the number of competitive awards and the size of the Cal Grant B access award are the two most effective...

June 2015

Letter from 46 organizations representing students, consumers, veterans, faculty and staff, civil rights, and college access, urging the Department of Education to develop a proactive, risk-based, student-centered strategy for dealing with companies that may be breaking the law and putting...

May 2015

Advocates for students warn policymakers that allowing institutions to limit loan eligibility for groups of students based on certain characteristics or programs of study would effectively allow institutions to deny low-income students access to college, certain programs and majors.

May 2015

Letter from 35 organizations that work on behalf of students, consumers, veterans, faculty and staff, civil rights, and college access urging the Department of Education to take immediate actions to ensure that former students of closed Corinthian Colleges are getting complete, correct, timely,...

The Institute for College Access & Success, April 2015

The federal government should tie colleges’ eligibility for federal aid more closely to the level of risk those institutions present to students and taxpayers, and provide rewards for colleges where risks are low. To achieve this, we recommend using a new measure called the Student Default Risk...

April 2015

Comments from TICAS and 26 others, including organizations that represent students, states, researchers, the business community, and institutions and systems of higher education, in response to the Senate HELP Committee’s request for feedback....

April 2015

Comments from TICAS and other organizations that advocate for students and quality higher education, in response to the Senate HELP Committee’s request for feedback. The comments recommend improvements to the current system and warn against creating new pathways for gaining eligibility for...

The Institute for College Access & Success, April 2015

TICAS comments in response to the Senate HELP Committee’s request for feedback, including a detailed proposal to tie college eligibility for federal aid more closely to the level of risk each institution poses to students and taxpayers, and to provide rewards for colleges where risks are low,...

April 2015

Letter from more than 45 organizations working on behalf of students, consumers, veterans, faculty and staff, civil rights, and college access expressing strong opposition to House and Senate legislation that would repeal the gainful employment rule and create new loopholes in the statutory ban...

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