Publications by Date

The Institute for College Access & Success, April 2018

Noting the proposal to streamline two California community college financial aid programs (the Full-Time Student Success Grant (FTSSG) and the Community College Completion Grant (CCCG)) and increase their combined funding by $33 million, document outlines TICAS' alternative...

The Institute for College Access & Success, March 2018

The Coalition of Californians for College Affordability works to strengthen need-based financial aid in California so that all students can afford to attend and complete college, allowing the state’s workforce to remain competitive.

The Institute for College Access & Success, March 2018

Testimony of Debbie Cochrane, Vice President of the Institute for College Access & Success, for the Assembly Select Committee on the Master Plan for Higher Education in California. Ms. Cochrane discussed the affordability challenges our state’s college students, and underserved students in...

The Institute for College Access & Success, February 2018

TICAS’ specific policy recommendations in response to the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee’s request for input on the reauthorization of the Higher Education Act. In negotiating the details of potential policy changes, it is imperative that the Committee: always...

The Institute for College Access & Success, February 2018

Over sixty organizations urge House and Senate appropriators to keep all Pell Grant funds in the Pell program, and ensure that the grant award is increased by at least what would be provided were the automatic inflation adjustment not expiring at the end of this award year.

The Institute for College Access & Success, February 2018

TICAS authored a response to Sen. Alexander’s white paper and request for information about accountability in higher education. We assert that the cohort default rate remains critical for reducing the most devastating repayment outcome a borrower can face, the 90-10 rule should be strengthened...

The Institute for College Access & Success, January 2018

A new TICAS report documents clear agreement among higher education experts that college affordability challenges have a wide range of negative implications for California students, and low-income and underrepresented students in particular.

A Primer on the Value of the Cohort Default Rate, its Shortcomings, and Solutions
The Institute for College Access & Success, January 2018

The cohort default rate (CDR) is critical for understanding the scope and scale of the most devastating repayment outcome a federal student loan borrower can face: default. This two-page primer lays out value of this metric, suggests ways to strengthen both the metric and the...

Unequal Debt Burdens among California State University Graduates
The Cal State Student Association and The Institute for College Access & Success, December 2017

A new report from the Cal State Student Association (CSSA) and The Institute for College Access & Success finds nearly eight in 10 California State University (CSU) graduates who left college with student loan debt had family incomes no greater than $54,000.

Encouraging Innovation While Preventing Abuses
The Century Foundation and the Institute for College Access & Success, December 2017

A new report from The Century Foundation and The Institute for College Access & Success outlines a range of policies and regulatory actions that states can take to protect students against consumer abuses by higher education institutions, particularly for-profit colleges. The report...

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