Income-Based Repayment became available for the first time on July 1, 2009. At least a million federal student loan borrowers will be able to lower their monthly loan payments through this program, providing much-needed financial relief. Contact your lender directly to apply. There is also good...
These comments are in response to the May 26, 2009 Federal Register notice seeking public input about “how changes in the Department's financial aid communications and processes (including the FAFSA) could improve college planning, preparation and access.”
On June 22, 2009, the Institute presented these comments in response to the May 26th Federal Register notice establishing a negotiated rulemaking to improve Title IV "program integrity." Our comments touch on the verification of student aid application information, financial aid communication,...
The Institute for College Access & Success was one of seven California organizations that signed on to a letter to state legislators in protest of the proposed elimination of the Cal Grant program. ...
The Project on Student Debt signed on with seventeen other higher education organizations in support of H.R. 2492, a bill which would close a coverage gap in the tax treatment of forgiven student loans.
The Institute for College Access & Success joined national consumer and student groups in submitting public comments about new disclosures for private student loans...
Community colleges are usually considered a low-cost college option, but the sticker price is only part of the real story - students often struggle to cover a range of related costs and living expenses. Our new fact focuses on community college students who apply for financial aid and attend full-...
Nineteen organizations sent a letter to the U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner urging him to make the receipt of TALF funds for private student loan financing conditional upon adequate consumer protections and better data reporting.
We are part of a coalition calling on Reps. Barney Frank and George Miller, who chair the House Financial Services and Education committees, respectively, to push for necessary borrower protections should bailout funds be given to private loan lenders.
It is important for students, policymakers, and the public to have timely and accurate information on financial aid to inform decision making and hold colleges accountable for their policies and practices. We support the proposed changes to the IPEDS Student Financial Aid (SFA) survey because they...