Publications by Date

May 2012
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...
The Institute for College Access & Success, April 2012
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.
The Institute for College Access & Success, April 2012
Comments in response to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s proposed rule defining the “larger” debt collectors and consumer reporting agencies subject to supervision by the Bureau.
The Institute for College Access & Success, April 2012
TICAS recently submitted comments on the “Alternative Documentation of Income” form for Direct Loan 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 whose most...
The Institute for College Access & Success, April 2012
Letter submitted by a coalition of organizations representing students, teachers, consumers, and civil rights in support of California bill AB 1637, which would better target Cal Grant dollars towards colleges where students have a greater chance of success and less chance of being saddled with...
The Institute for College Access & Success, March 2012
Since October 29, 2011, almost all U.S. colleges and universities are required to have “net price calculators” on their websites. These calculators can make it much easier to start figuring out which colleges you might be able to afford. They provide early, individualized estimates of what a...
The Institute for College Access & Success, March 2012
Testimony of Debbie Cochrane, Program Director of the Institute for College Access & Success, before the Assembly Budget Subcommittee No. 2 on Education Finance for the overview hearing on Governor Brown's proposed funding for the state’s financial aid programs...
The Institute for College Access & Success, March 2012
Governor Brown’s 2012-13 proposed budget would substantially raise the grade point average (GPA) thresholds required to receive new Cal Grants, locking out more than a third of applicants currently eligible for entitlement grants -- particularly those who need Cal Grants to stay enrolled and...
The Institute for College Access & Success, March 2012
Response to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s request for public comment on streamlining regulations it inherited from other federal agencies.
The Institute for College Access & Success, March 2012
Comments in response to the “Report and Suggestions from IPEDS Technical Review Panel #36, Collecting Data on Veterans.”

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