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The Institute for College Access & Success, November 2017

Document outlining the tax consequences for sample borrowers under income-driven repayment, and calling for loan discharges under IDR plans to be treated as nontaxable income.

The Rationale and the Risks
The Institute for College Access & Success, November 2017

While some workforce and education advocates recommend expanding Pell Grants to cover instructional programs shorter than 15 weeks, many questions remain about whether and how to do so. Current Pell Grant eligibility rules were put in place to protect students and taxpayers from abuse, and...

The Institute for College Access & Success, October 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...

The Institute for College Access & Success, September 2017

Handout created for the 2017 National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC) conference, with uAspire. The handout includes tips for counselors and links to helpful tools and resources on financial aid, net price calculators, financial aid award letters, and student loans.
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September 2017

41 organizations representing students, consumers, veterans, service members, college faculty and staff, civil rights, and college access professionals submitted public comments to Education Secretary DeVos urging the Department of Education to place the interests of students themselves front...

The Institute for College Access & Success, September 2017

TICAS urges the Department of Education to work with Congress on a bipartisan basis to address burdensome statute and regulations with an eye towards protecting students and taxpayers and reducing unnecessary burdens on colleges that serve students well.

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...

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