Publications by Date

The Institute for College Access & Success, February 2013
Over thirty-five organizations representing students, consumers, and higher education institutions sent a letter to Representative Cohen expressing strong support for the Private Student Loan Bankruptcy Fairness Act of 2013.
November 2012
Fact sheet on independent students, with a focus on those who receive Pell Grants.
The Institute for College Access & Success, November 2012
Illustrated fact sheet on the Cal Grant program, which provides more than $1.5 billion in need-based financial aid to California’s college students, representing a significant state investment in college access and success.
The Institute for College Access & Success, October 2012
Two-thirds of college seniors who graduated in 2011 had student loan debt, with an average of $26,600 per borrower. Meanwhile, unemployment for young college graduates remained high at 8.8 percent in 2011. Our new report, Student Debt and the Class of 2011, includes average debt levels for the 50...
The Institute for College Access & Success, October 2012
Comments on the draft “Income-Based/Income-Contingent Repayment Plan Request” form for Direct Loan (DL) and Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) borrowers. This draft form provides an integrated application process for borrowers seeking loan payments based on their income. Our comments recommend...
The Institute for College Access & Success, October 2012
Presentation at the 2012 National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC) conference. TICAS presented its new research on net price calculators, while college counselors from uAspire and Austin High School and the financial aid director at Stanford University discussed the student and...
The Institute for College Access & Success, October 2012
This report examines the state of net price calculators nearly a year after almost all U.S. colleges were required to post them on their websites. These online tools are supposed to help consumers look past “sticker price” and get an early, individualized estimate of what a specific college might...
The Institute for College Access & Success, September 2012
This tool helps colleges with low borrowing rates understand whether they may qualify to appeal CDR sanctions, based on FY 2009 3-Year and FY 2010 2-Year CDRs.
How Community Colleges Support Responsible Borrowing
The Institute for College Access & Success, August 2012
Our new report takes a closer look at how some forward-thinking community colleges in California are promoting responsible use of federal student loans – ideas that can be adopted by colleges across the country.
August 2012
Letter submitted by a coalition of organizations representing students, teachers, consumers, and civil rights to Secretary Arne Duncan asking the Department of Education to hold career education programs accountable.