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Where Community College Students Lack Access to Federal Student Loans
The Institute for College Access & Success, June 2016

Nearly one million community college students across the nation are denied access to federal student loans, the safest and most affordable way to borrow for college, because their school chooses not to offer them. Our report includes national and state-by-state analyses of loan access by race/...

The Institute for College Access & Success, June 2016

Private student loans are one of the riskiest ways to finance a college education. Like credit cards, they usually have variable interest rates that are higher for those who can least afford them. Analysis of federal data from 2011-12 reveals almost half of...

June 2016

Letter to all Members of Congress from more than 50 organizations that advocate for students, veterans, civil rights, consumers, college access and success, and college faculty and staff expressing strong opposition to any appropriations rider that would block or delay implementation of the...

The Institute for College Access & Success, June 2016

Summarizes loan limits, interest rates, and other terms for federal student loans issued from July 1, 2016 through June 30, 2017.

The Institute for College Access & Success, June 2016

This tool helps colleges with low borrowing rates understand whether they may qualify for exemptions from CDR sanctions, based on FY 2013 3-Year CDRs.

The Institute for College Access & Success, June 2016

Comments in response to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s prototype “Payback Playbook,” developed in conjunction with the Departments of Education and Treasury. We strongly support providing federal loan borrowers with clear and actionable information about their repayment options and...

The Institute for College Access & Success, June 2016

Comments in response to the Federal Communications Commission’s proposed regulation to protect borrowers from unwanted robocalls and robotexts from student loan servicers and debt collectors.

The Institute for College Access & Success, May 2016

Comments on the Department of Education's draft Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for the 2017-18 award year. We recommend specific changes in order to ensure that the student aid application process is as easy and transparent as possible for students and their families.

The Institute for College Access & Success, May 2016

TICAS memo to California state policymakers on a framework to facilitate conversations about how to more effectively harness financial aid dollars to serve California’s students.  This analysis includes rough estimates on the cost of implementing a “statewide affordability pledge” under...

May 2016

Letter from more than 50 organizations and advocates for students, consumers, veterans, service members, faculty and staff, civil rights and college access to Education Secretary John King thanking him for the Department’s commitment to fully implement the gainful employment regulation in 2016...

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