Seven in 10 college seniors (71%) who graduated last year had student loan debt, with an average of $29,400 per borrower. From 2008 to 2012, debt at graduation (federal and private loans combined) increased an average of six percent each year. The report, Student Debt and the Class of 2012,...
Comments on the Department of Education’s proposed Direct Loan Master Promissory Note, which explains the terms and conditions of Direct Loans and legally binds borrowers to repay their loans and any accrued interest and fees to the Department of Education. We write to express our general support...
Comments on the Department of Education’s proposed Direct Loan Repayment Plan Selection Form, which allows borrowers to request a specific repayment plan for their Federal Direct Loans. We write to express our general support for the changes to this form and to suggest one improvement to the...
Letter urging the CFPB to investigate Sallie Mae’s recent servicing problems to make sure customers are made whole, investigate if they affected both private and federal loan borrowers, and determine what steps are needed to prevent future problems.
Memo reviewing some of the proposals submitted by members of the negotiated rulemaking panel defining “gainful employment” for career education programs at public, non-profit, and for-profit colleges.
Comments on the Department of Veterans Affairs' new student loan complaints intake system.
Testimony of Debbie Cochrane, Research Director of the Institute for College Access & Success, for the California Assembly Higher Education Committee Oversight Hearing "Affordability as a Barrier to Access and Success at California’s Public Colleges and Universities."...
TICAS joined national, state and local student and education organizations in releasing a statement outlining significant concerns with the Pay It Forward concept. The statement raises a number of concerns, including that it may increase the cost of college and further accelerate state...
Presentation at the 2013 National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC) conference. TICAS presented its research and recommendations on net price calculators and financial aid award letters, while counseling professionals from uAspire and Stuyvesant High School discussed their...
Comments in response to the request for comments on the proposed revision of the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), published in the Federal Register on August 8, 2013.