Publications by Date

November 2015

Letter from education advocates, youth advocates, and the business community urging members of the House and Senate appropriations committees to protect Pell Grant funding during ongoing appropriations negotiations.

The Institute for College Access & Success, October 2015

Seven in 10 seniors (69%) who graduated from public and nonprofit colleges in 2014 had student loan debt, with an average of $28,950 per borrower. Over the last decade—from 2004 to 2014—the share of graduates with debt rose modestly (from 65% to 69%) while average debt at graduation rose at more...

October 2015

Letter to all Members of Congress from more than 50 organizations expressing strong opposition to any appropriations rider that would block or delay implementation of the gainful employment regulation.

The Institute for College Access & Success, October 2015

Comments on the Department of Education's draft paper and online versions of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for the 2016-17 award year. To ensure that applying for federal aid is as straightforward as possible for students and families, we recommend specific changes to make...

The Institute for College Access & Success, September 2015

Comments in response to the August 20, 2015 Federal Register notice soliciting input on topics to be included in the U.S. Department of Education’s upcoming negotiated rulemaking on borrower defenses to repayment.

The Institute for College Access & Success, September 2015

Testimony of Jessica Thompson before the Advisory Committee on Student Financial Assistance on the need for a well-designed federal risk sharing policy to increase college accountability to better protect students and taxpayers, provide incentives for schools to improve, and reward performance....

August 2015

Comments from TICAS and 22 other organizations representing students, consumers, veterans, and colleges on the Department of Education’s proposed regulations creating a new income-driven repayment plan (REPAYE) and making other changes to federal student loan regulations....

The Institute for College Access & Success, August 2015

TICAS detailed comments on the Department of Education’s proposed regulations creating a new income-driven repayment plan (REPAYE) and making other changes to federal student loan regulations.

July 2015

Coalition letter to the U.S. Department of Education urging that its online college-comparison tool include information on publicly disclosed federal or state investigations, lawsuits, or settlements. Students should be able to see if a school is under investigation or has judgments against it...

The Institute for College Access & Success, July 2015

TICAS response to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s request for information on student loan servicing. Our comments identify five major gaps in federal and private education loan data that pose serious obstacles to evaluating and addressing consumer risks in student loan servicing.

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