Memo on three ways for-profit college companies may be manipulating their cohort default rates (CDRs) and steps the Department of Education should immediately take to ensure full compliance with federal law and protect taxpayers from subsidizing schools with CDRs above the permitted thresholds.
Letter to U.S. Under Secretary of Education Martha Kanter with recommendations on how provide context for cohort default rates (CDRs) to consumers, journalists, and colleges for the for the upcoming release of two-year CDRs for fiscal year 2010 (FY10) and three-year CDRs for fiscal year 2009 (FY09...
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...
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...
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.”