Statement on the CARES Act

March 25, 2020

The CARES Act includes urgently needed help for students, student loan borrowers, and colleges and universities, but it is only an important first step. Much more help will be needed in the weeks, months, and years to come.


Senate Votes to Restore Protections for Students, Overturn Borrower Defense Rule

March 11, 2020

Today, the Senate voted 53-42 to pass H.J. Res. 76, restoring stronger borrower defense protections. The borrower defense to repayment rule allows students to discharge student loans tied to fraud and other illegal conduct by their colleges. In September, the Trump Administration rewrote the rule, and it will require 97 percent of students cheated by their colleges to repay...


TICAS Statement on Trump Administration’s FY21 Budget for Higher Education

February 10, 2020

President Trump's budget fails the millions of students who are struggling to pay for college. The budget would make student loans costlier for students, eliminate SEOG scholarships, and halve work-study funding. While re-prioritizing student aid spending could make college more affordable for students who need it most, the Trump budget cuts our overall investment in college...


MEDIA ADVISORY: Higher Education Forum – College Costs & Debt in the 2020 Elections

January 23, 2020

On February 6, 2020, TICAS, the University of New Hampshire Carsey School of Public Policy, and the UNH Campus Living Association will host College Costs & Debt in the 2020 Elections, an event aimed at exploring the challenge of college affordability, how this issue is playing out on the campaign trail, and how it might be addressed by whomever is in the White House in 2021.


House Votes to Restore Protections for Students, Overturn Borrower Defense Rule

January 16, 2020

The borrower defense rule protects students by discharging loans tied to fraud and other illegal conduct by their colleges. In September, the Trump Administration rewrote the rule, and it will leave 97 percent of students cheated by their colleges having to repay their student loan debt. Meanwhile, more than 220,000 students are still waiting for the Department of Education...