Publications by Date

The Institute on College Access & Success, August 2013
Comments on the Department of Education’s proposed student loan regulations, which take several important steps towards strengthening protections for distressed federal student loan borrowers, such as making it easier for borrowers to rehabilitate their defaulted loans and helping borrowers obtain...
The Institute for College Access & Success, August 2013
This analysis compares how a number of current interest rate proposals in Congress would affect the cost of borrowing for students entering college next year and also five years from now when CBO projects that interest rates will be higher.
The Institute for College Access & Success, August 2013
Comparison chart of federal student loan interest rate proposals.
The Institute for College Access & Success, August 2013
Memo reviewing key issues that could be addressed by the negotiated rulemaking panel defining “gainful employment” for career education programs at public, non-profit, and for-profit colleges.
The Institute for College Access & Success, August 2013
A letter from TICAS urging the CFPB to deny private lenders’ request for a 30-day “compliance grace period,” during which the lenders would not be required to inform borrowers of the interest rates on federal student loans. Students cannot ‘know before they owe’ if they are not given the...
The Institute for College Access & Success, August 2013
Proposal to replace the four existing income-driven plans with one new and improved repayment plan that includes two adjustments to better target benefits to borrowers who need help the most, while capping payments at 10% of a borrower’s income and providing forgiveness after 20 years. Specifically...
The Institute for College Access & Success, July 2013
Letter summarizing TICAS’ recommendations for improving federal financial aid policy, in response to the House Education and the Workforce Committee’s request for public input in advance of Higher Education Act’s reauthorization.
July 2013
More than 40 organizations that work on behalf of students, consumers, veterans, faculty and staff, civil rights and college access and affordability sent a letter to the Chairs and Ranking Members of the House Education and Workforce Committee and its subcommittee on Higher Education and Workforce...
July 2013
Six student, youth and education organizations leaders told the Senate that “students should not be seen as a cash cow” in the continuing debate over student loan interest rates. In a joint letter to Senate Majority Leader Reid and Minority Leader McConnell, the groups underscore why many long-term...
The Institute for College Access & Success, July 2013
This tool helps colleges with low borrowing rates understand whether they may qualify for exemptions from CDR sanctions, based on FY 2010 3-Year and FY 2011 2-Year CDRs.

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