Joint Letter From TICAS & UCSA Urging Improvements to UC’s Education Financing Model

November 17, 2020

Joint letter from the University of California Student Association (UCSA) and TICAS regarding proposed changes to the University of California’s Education Financing Model, urging the adoption of a hybrid approach that incorporates both differential self-help by family resources and a debt-free college pathway to best support under-resourced and underrepresented students.


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2021 & Beyond: How the Biden Administration and Congress Can Ensure Higher Education Emerges From the COVID Crisis Stronger Than Ever

November 9, 2020

American colleges and universities play an essential role in building a more prosperous, equitable country. However, with colleges at a perilous point, an ambitious federal effort is needed to cushion the effects of the pandemic and recession and address longstanding challenges in affordability and equity. We outline five critical federal pillars that would help students and...


What Works: College Strategies for Reducing Student Loan Default

October 13, 2020

A brief co-authored by The Association of Community College Trustees (ACCT) and the Institute for College Access & Success revisits some of the colleges we profiled in 2014 to learn how their approaches to default prevention have evolved over time, and highlights strategies community colleges use to support students and improve their cohort default rates (CDRs).