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The Institute for College Access & Success, January 2012

Some for‐profit college industry lobbyists blame students for the high debt and default levels at their schools, claiming that their students borrow more than they need in federal loans. However, there is no evidence to substantiate claims of “over‐borrowing” at for‐profit colleges....

Colleges Don’t Need Further Authority to Limit Student Aid Options
The Institute for College Access & Success, January 2012

Some community colleges have expressed concerns that their students borrow more than they need in federal loans. However, the data do not support claims of “over-borrowing” at community colleges. The vast majority of community college students do not borrow federal loans at all, and...

The Institute for College Access & Success, December 2011
One-page fact sheet on the recent signs of renewed growth in the private student loan market.
The Institute for College Access & Success, December 2011
Comments on the “Know Before You Owe” draft financial aid shopping sheet, developed by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) and the U.S. Department of Education.

Our comments address the most critical elements to include in the shopping sheet, including: the full cost of...
The Institute for College Access & Success, December 2011
TICAS comments on the California Community Colleges Student Success Task Force’s draft recommendations, “Refocusing California Community Colleges Toward Student Success.”
The Institute for College Access & Success, November 2011
Comments in response to the October 31, 2011 Federal Register notice (FR Doc. 2011-28133) seeking public input on the Federal Student Aid application materials,including the paper and online versions of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and the Student Aid Report (SAR).
The Institute for College Access & Success, November 2011
The Institute for College Access...
Comes with too Much Debt, and Should be a Priority for Congress and the Economy
The Institute for College Access & Success, November 2011

A national bi-partisan survey of adults ages 18-34 reveals that young adults today believe a college education is more important than it was for their parents' generation, that it has become less affordable in the last five years, and that students are leaving school with too much debt.
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The Institute for College Access & Success, November 2011
Public comments in response to the September 8, 2011 Federal Register notice (FR Doc 2011-23004) seeking public input on the Department of Education’s Total and Permanent Disability Discharge Application form for the Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL), William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct...
The Institute for College Access & Success, November 2011
Two-thirds of college seniors graduated with loans in 2010, and they carried an average of $25,250 in debt. They also faced the highest unemployment rate for young college graduates in recent history at 9.1%. Our new report, Student Debt and the Class of 2010, includes average debt levels for the...

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