Publications by Date

The Institute for College Access & Success, July 2017

Comments in response to the June 16, 2017 Federal Register notice soliciting input on topics to be included in the U.S. Department of Education’s upcoming negotiated rulemaking on the gainful employment and borrower defense regulations. ...

July 2017

Joint comments submitted by more than 50 organizations in response to the Department of Education’s plan to conduct negotiated rulemaking on the gainful employment regulations finalized in October 2014 and the borrower defense to repayment and college accountability regulations finalized in...

The Institute for College Access & Success, July 2017

Oral testimony of Jennifer Wang, DC office director of the Institute for College Access & Success, at the Department of Education’s public hearing on proposed negotiated rulemaking on the gainful employment and borrower defense rules on July 10, 2017 in Washington, DC.

The Institute for College Access & Success, June 2017

Summarizes loan limits, interest rates, and other terms for federal student loans issued from July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2018.

The Institute for College Access & Success, June 2017

Fact sheet on career education programs with high costs and poor outcomes located near schools offering the same program at a much lower cost and/or with much better outcomes. The examples illustrate that location and type of program do not explain abysmal outcomes and that the gainful...

A Proposal to Streamline and Improve Income-Driven Repayment of Federal Student Loans
The Institute for College Access & Success, May 2017

Report provides practical roadmap for designing an income-driven repayment (IDR) plan that works better for both students and taxpayers. Includes detailed proposal to streamline the multiple IDR plans into one improved plan that caps monthly payments at 10% of income, provides tax-free loan...

A State-by-State Look at College (Un)Affordability
The Institute for College Access & Success, April 2017

College Costs in Context: A State-by-State Look at College (Un)Affordability analyzes state-level college affordability at two- and four-year public colleges, by focusing on the share of family income required to cover the net price paid by students at each income level. We find...

The Institute for College Access & Success, April 2017

Comments on the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s (CFPB’s) proposed “Student Loan Servicing Market Monitoring” initiative to collect information from both private and federal student loan servicers on their loan portfolios and borrower outcomes. We strongly support this information...

April 2017

Recommendations from more than 20 members of Californians for College Affordability, a diverse coalition of higher education advocacy, civil rights, student leadership, workforce and business organizations, on how to expand financial aid in California in ways that enable students to attend full...

Enhancing Accountability to Improve Student Outcomes
The Institute for College Access & Success, March 2017

Issue brief provides an overview of the issue of college accountability using risk sharing, identifies potential unintended consequences for policymakers to avoid, and outlines a proposal that combines both risk sharing and rewards to give colleges a clearer stake in their students’ success and...

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