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An Early Look at Net Price Calculators
The Institute for College Access & Success, March 2011
By the end of October, U.S. colleges must meet a federal requirement to create online “net price calculators.” These calculators are intended to help prospective students and their families gauge college affordability, providing early individualized estimates of what particular colleges will cost...
The Institute for College Access & Success, January 2011
Over 45 organizations advocating for students, consumers, civil rights, and college access sent a letter to President Obama urging strong regulations for "Gainful Employment."
The Institute for College Access & Success, November 2010
The Institute for College Access & Success sent comments to the Department of Education on several of the Federal Student Aid Application materials that the Secretary proposes to use for the 2011–12 award year: the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and the Student Aid Report (SAR)...
The Project on Student Debt, October 2010
College seniors who graduated in 2009 carried an average of $24,000 in student loan debt. Meanwhile, unemployment for recent college graduates climbed from 5.8% in 2008 to 8.7% in 2009 – the highest annual rate on record for college graduates aged 20 to 24. Our new report, Student Debt and the...
The Institute for College Access & Success, September 2010
Lauren Asher was invited to testify at the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions hearing "The Federal Investment in For-Profit Education: Are Students Succeeding?"
The Institute for College Access & Success, September 2010
The Institute for College Access...
The Institute for College Access & Success, August 2010
A coalition of organizations advocating for students, consumers, civil rights, and college access created a Q&A on the proposed rules for "gainful employment."...
The Institute for College Access & Success, August 2010
Nearly 30 organizations advocating for students, consumers, civil rights, and college access are calling for stronger rules for career education programs that over-charge and under-deliver. The groups praise the current Dept. of Education proposal on "gainful employment" as a major step in the...
The Institute for College Access & Success, August 2010
The Institute for College Access...
How Red Tape Can Prevent Eligible Students from Receiving Financial Aid
The Institute for College Access & Success, July 2010
This report sheds light on what happens to federal financial aid applicants after they submit the FAFSA. Using 2007-08 financial aid data from 13 California community colleges, the Institute found that one in three likely Pell-eligible applicants did not receive a Pell Grant. Also, while few...

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