Roadmap for Reform: Making Income-Driven Repayment Work Better for Borrowers

September 29, 2021

With over 8.5 million borrowers currently enrolled, income-driven repayment (IDR) plans have become a critical safety net for student loan borrowers since the first widely available plan was created in 2007. For many borrowers, the monthly payment amount they would be required to make under a standard repayment plan is too high. IDR plans address this by allowing borrowers...


Reality Check: Examining the Most Common Statements Made by For-Profits During the 2021 Negotiated Rulemaking Public Comment Period

September 21, 2021

After the U.S. Department of Education invited written comments as part of the ongoing negotiated rulemaking process, TICAS--along with our partners at New America and Veterans Education Success--took a deep dive to examine the public comments submitted by groups in the for-profit education industry. We identified the five most common areas of concern they identified...