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...
Thirteen higher education groups urge that an economic stimulus bill include major new investments in college affordability, including a dramatic Pell Grant increase, a boost in funding for Federal Work-Study, more access to PLUS loans, and emergency federal loan funds for some students.
Our comments on the draft 2009-2010 Student Aid Report (SAR) emphasize the need for the report to send a clear message about students' federal aid eligibility and the steps they must take to receive awards. The SAR should prioritize the most useful information and present it as clearly and...
This letter was sent to Congressional leaders, and outlines our proposal for making technical corrections to the regulations for Income-Based Repayment and Public Service Loan Forgiveness. The corrections would ensure that the programs are as available and accessible as possible, and that the...