The Project on Student Debt, April 2011
How Community Colleges Shortchange Students by Not Offering Federal Loans
Our new issue brief Still Denied: How Community Colleges Shortchange Students by Not Offering Federal Loans found that more than one million community college students were denied access federal student loans, the safest and most affordable way to borrow for college.
Over forty organizations advocating for students, consumers, civil rights, and college access signed on to a letter urging Senator Reid to oppose the Kline-Foxx Amendment to the FY 2011 Continuing Resolution.
Letter in support of AB 970 (Fong), which would provide first-year tuition and fee benefits to Cal Grant B recipients. The structure of Cal Grant B was designed under the assumption that low-income students would attend community colleges, where tuition and fee costs are not a barrier. Today, it...
The Institute for College Access & Success, March 2011
An Early Look at Net Price Calculators
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...
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 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)...
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...
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...
A coalition of organizations advocating for students, consumers, civil rights, and college access created a Q&A on the proposed rules for "gainful employment."...