For several years, TICAS monitored and analyzed colleges’ public commitments to limit or eliminate student loans from financial aid packages for low- and middle-income students. This document is a copy of the section of our website that included...
A coalition of organizations advocating for students, consumers, civil rights, and college access created a Q&A on the proposed rules for "gainful employment."...
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...
The Institute for College Access & Success, July 2010
How Red Tape Can Prevent Eligible Students from Receiving Financial Aid
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...
A diverse coalition of more than 30 student, college, consumer and civil rights organizations sent this letter calling on Education Secretary Arne Duncan to more effectively protect students and taxpayers from wasteful and exploitative career education programs.
More than 40 organizations signed this letter urging the Senate to strengthen consumer protections for private student loans through the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau in the financial reform bill.
A broad coalition of groups representing students, consumers, and institutions of higher education, and civil rights and public policy organizations supports legislation to treat private loans like other consumer debt in bankruptcy.
Hundreds of thousands of California Community College (CCC) students are eligible for federal Pell Grants but do not apply, leaving up to $500 million unclaimed in 2009-10. This fact sheet compares CCC financial aid application rates to the rest of the country, and also examines the inadequacy of...
Letter to California State Legislators in support of AB 1761, which would provide first-year tuition and fee benefits to Cal Grant B recipients.