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The Institute for College Access & Success, September 2017

TICAS’ twelfth annual report on debt for bachelor’s degree graduates of public and nonprofit colleges finds wide variations in debt levels across states as well as colleges. 

Average student debt at graduation in 2016 ranged from $20,000 in Utah to $36,350 in New Hampshire, and...
The Institute for College Access & Success, September 2017

TICAS comments are in response to the August 18, 2017 Federal Register notice soliciting input on the U.S. Department of Education’s changes to the current gainful employment regulations (34 CFR 668).

The Institute for College Access & Success, September 2017

TICAS submitted comments strongly supporting the U.S. Department of Education’s 2017-18 National Postsecondary Student Aid Study, Administrative Collection (NPSAS:18-AC). Shortening the gap between NPSAS studies from four years to two years will greatly improve the usefulness of...

The Institute for College Access & Success, September 2017

Affordability is a key issue for many students and families when choosing which college to attend, and financial aid award letters are crucial tools for determining which colleges are within reach and how to cover their costs. It can be daunting to review award letters, which come in different...

September 2017

Over 75 organizations representing students, veterans, colleges, consumers, financial aid administrators, college access providers, scholarship providers, education advocates, civil rights advocates, and the business community have written a letter urging Senate appropriators to reject any...

The Institute for College Access & Success, August 2017

Response to the Education Department’s request for comments on an additional one-year delay of key provisions in the gainful employment rule. We strongly oppose the delay. The Department is required to implement final regulations, and students and taxpayers have already waited long enough for...

The Institute for College Access & Success, August 2017

In response to the request for ways to improve the Department’s efficiency, effectiveness, and accountability, TICAS submitted comments urging the Department to implement plans to automate the annual recertification process for student loan borrowers in income-driven repayment (IDR) plans.

July 2017

Over 300 colleges and student advocates urge House and Senate leadership to continue the annual indexation of Pell Grants to inflation, which will expire after this upcoming school year without Congressional action.

July 2017

Over forty organizations representing students, consumers, colleges, workers and more urged House appropriators to oppose the $3.3 billion rescission from Pell Grants included in the FY 2018 Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education appropriations bill, and instead work toward a funding...

The Institute for College Access & Success, July 2017

TICAS submitted recommendations to simplify and to increase the impact of higher education related tax benefits in response to Senator Orrin Hatch’s public request for tax reform ideas. As Chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, Senator Hatch will play an important role in any future tax...

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