Publications by Date

March 2017

Coalition letter from more than 50 organizations to Congress conveying strong support for the continued implementation and enforcement of important Education Department accountability provisions designed to protect students and taxpayers from unmanageable student debt and waste, fraud, and abuse...

The Institute for College Access & Success, March 2017

One-pager with key recommendations on how to secure and strengthen Pell Grants, the federal government’s most vital investment in higher education....

The Institute for College Access & Success, March 2017

One-pager on the importance of the Pell Grant program, the impact of recent changes, and the projected slight decline in Pell Grant program costs.

March 2017

Coalition letter to California Senator Anthony J. Portantino, chair of the Senate Budget Subcommittee on Education, urging the committee to increase the number of state Cal Grants available and increase the amount of non-tuition costs the grants cover. Increasing the number of competitive...

March 2017

Coalition letter to California Assemblymember Kevin McCarty, chair of the Assembly Budget Subcommittee on Education Finance, urging the committee to increase the number of state Cal Grants available and increase the amount of non-tuition costs the grants cover. Increasing the number of...

The Institute for College Access & Success, February 2017

New analysis of nine California regions finds that low-income students have to spend more – sometimes several thousands of dollars more – to attend a community college than a public 4-year university.

The Institute for College Access & Success, February 2017

The Coalition of Californians for College Affordability works to strengthen need-based financial aid in California so that all students can afford to attend and complete college, allowing the state’s workforce to remain competitive.

The Role of Federal and State Financial Aid in Supporting California Community College Students
The Association of Community College Trustees and the Institute for College Access & Success, February 2017

Aiding Success, released by the Association of Community College Trustees (ACCT) and the Institute for College Access & Success (TICAS) in collaboration with the California Community Colleges’ Chancellors Office (CCCCO), takes a unique look at federal and state financial aid, academic...

The Institute for College Access & Success, January 2017

Comments in response to the Federal Register notice requesting clearance for the U.S. Department of Education’s Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) 2017-2020 data collection. We support the proposed changes to the method of collecting outcome data for Pell Grant recipients,...

Balancing Sanctions and Rewards to Improve Student Outcomes
The Institute for College Access & Success, December 2016

Part of a series of papers on higher education risk sharing commissioned by the Center for American Progress, this working paper provides details and models outcomes of our proposal to replace the current one-size-fits-all approach to Title IV eligibility with a system of graduated sanctions and...

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