Michigan’s Tuition Incentive Program: A Model for National Need-Based Financial Aid

February 17, 2021

Removing operational hurdles in Michigan’s Tuition Incentive Program (TIP) could benefit as many as 100,000 more students, according to a report released by The Century Foundation (TCF) and TICAS. Although Michigan lags behind other Midwest states in grant aid to college students, the TIP program offers a well-targeted, promising model for other states to consider.

Scaling Student Success: A National Proposal

January 21, 2021

Increasing college attainment offers tremendous promise for increasing social mobility, tackling poverty, and reducing racial and income inequality, aspirations that are more vital than ever as the devastating impact of the pandemic has fallen disproportionately on people of color. Yet for too many policymakers and practitioners, the path to growing our college completion ...

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).

Student Debt and the Class of 2019

October 6, 2020

More than six in ten (62%) college seniors who graduated from public and private nonprofit colleges in 2019 had student loan debt and they owed an average of $28,950. This is a lower share of students than the Class of 2018 (65%), and a very slight decline (less than 1%) in total debt from the 2018 average of $29,200.