Publications by Date

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.

The Institute for College Access & Success, June 2015
Memo outlining how to further simplify the financial aid application process by eliminating 20 burdensome FAFSA questions. We also address the importance of retaining and/or clarifying certain other FAFSA elements.
The Institute for College Access & Success, June 2015

Summarizes loan limits, interest rates, and other terms for federal student loans issued from July 1, 2015 through June 30, 2016.

The Institute for College Access & Success, June 2015

Letter to leaders of the California Conference Committee on the Budget, expressing TICAS’s strong support of the Assembly’s proposals to provide a supplemental access grant to Cal Grant B recipients at the California Community Colleges (CCCs) to more fully cover the costs of books, supplies, and...

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