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The Institute for College Access & Success, November 2011
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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...
The Institute for College Access & Success, October 2011
On October 25, 2011, the Institute for College Access & Success held a joint press call with Americans for Financial Reform which highlighted the authority of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau over private student loans and featured the stories of real private student loan borrowers...
The Institute for College Access & Success, October 2011
Coalition letter to Secretary Duncan on the urgent need for a technical correction to the recent regulation requiring disclosure of the “on-time completion rate” for all career education programs.
Coalition fact sheet, October 2011
Under current law, students with family incomes below $32,000 who also meet additional requirements may receive an automatic-zero expected family contribution (EFC), making them eligible for the maximum Pell Grant if they attend full-time. The House Fiscal Year 2012 appropriations bill rolls back...
Coalition fact sheet, October 2011
The Income Protection Allowance (IPA) is the amount of income a student or family can keep to cover minimal living expenses before being expected to contribute toward college costs. According to one student aid expert, it is “a modest allowance for basic living expenses. It barely addresses well-...
Coalition fact sheet, October 2011
Currently, only certain forms of untaxed income are considered in determining eligibility for Pell Grants and other student financial aid. The House majority FY12 budget and Labor-HHS appropriations bill would expand the definition of untaxed income to include means‐tested benefits,...
The Institute for College Access & Success, September 2011
Letter from the Institute's president Lauren Asher, urging the Senate to confirm Richard Cordray as Director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

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