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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.”
The Institute for College Access & Success, February 2012
Testimony of Debbie Cochrane, Program Director of the Institute for College Access...
The Institute for College Access & Success, January 2012
Official comments in response to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s “Request for Information Regarding Private Education Loans and Private Educational Lenders” (FR Doc. 2011–29737, Docket No. CFPB–2011–0037).
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, 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....

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