Letter submitted by a coalition of organizations representing students, teachers, consumers, and civil rights on the proposed rules to improve the Income-Based Repayment (IBR) and Income-Contingent Repayment (ICR) programs, and simplify the process of discharging student loans in cases of total and...
Technical comments in response to the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) published in the Federal Register on July 17, 2012, on the proposed rules to improve the Income-Based Repayment (IBR) and Income-Contingent Repayment (ICR) programs, and simplify the process of discharging student loans in...
TICAS recently submitted comments in response to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s request for information regarding complaints from private education loan borrowers.
A guide to what college students, their parents, and people already repaying their federal student loans need to know about important changes in effect from July 1, 2012 to June 30, 2013.
TICAS recently submitted comments on the revised “Alternative Documentation of Income” form for Direct Loan (DL) borrowers in the Income Contingent Repayment (ICR) or Income-Based Repayment (IBR) plans. The form is used by borrowers whose adjusted gross income (AGI) is not available from the IRS or...
In 2008, Congress limited Pell Grant eligibility to nine years (scheduled awards) and applied the limit prospectively—to students receiving a Pell Grant for the first time on or after July 1, 2008. In December 2011, Congress lowered this lifetime limit to six years and applied it immediately and...
Comments in response to the May 1, 2012 Federal Register notice soliciting input on topics to be included in the U.S. Department of Education’s negotiated rulemaking session.
Comments in response to the “Report and Suggestions from IPEDS Technical Review Panel #37, Selected Outcomes of Advisory Committee on Measures of Student Success.”
Letter submitted by a coalition of organizations representing students, teachers, consumers, and civil rights urging Congress to prevent the interest rates from doubling on subsidized Stafford loans while maintaining and improving the Pell Grant and the income-based repayment program for federal...
TICAS comments in response to the U.S. Department of Education's request for suggestions for promising and practical strategies to increase postsecondary success, as posted in the Federal Register on Monday, January 30, 2012.