Jessica Thompson

Jessica Thompson leads TICAS’ work on Pell Grants and other grant aid, education tax benefits, higher education data issues, simplifying the federal financial aid application process, and improving tools to help students make wise choices about costs and debt.  Before joining TICAS, Jessica spent six years as a higher education policy analyst for the University of Washington, focused on national, state and institutional funding and policy issues. Additionally, she has worked on policy and administrative problems related to energy assistance, homelessness, and mental health. She received her MPA with a focus in Public Policy from the Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service at NYU, and her BA in Psychology from the University of Southern California.


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Better Together: How a Reimagined Federal-State Partnership to Fund Public Higher Ed Could Help Bring College Within Reach for All

Better Together: How a Reimagined Federal-State Partnership to Fund Public Higher Ed Could Help Bring College Within Reach for All

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