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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...

The Institute for College Access & Success, December 2016

TICAS memo to President-elect Donald Trump and his transition team laying out our recommendations for college affordability and student debt, issues of concern broadly shared by citizens and policymakers on both sides of the aisle. The memo includes recommendations on issues where there is...

Stories of Navigating the FAFSA Verification Process
The Institute for College Access & Success, November 2016

On the Sidelines of Simplification: Stories of Navigating the FAFSA Verification Process exposes how an often-overlooked part of the federal student aid process delays aid and enrollment for low-income students, consuming the time of college access and financial aid professionals...

The Institute for College Access & Success, November 2016

Comments submitted in response to the Federal Register notice requesting public comment on the draft disclosure template that career education programs subject to the gainful employment regulation will be required to use beginning January 1, 2017.

October 2016

Coalition letter to President Obama from 56 organizations and advocates working on behalf of students, consumers, veterans, servicemembers, faculty and staff, civil rights, and college access on the Department of Education's complaints tracking system. ...

October 2016

Coalition letter from 34 organizations representing students, consumers, civil rights, veterans, workforce, Historically Black Colleges and Universities and other institutions, college access counselors, and financial aid administrators urging House and Senate appropriators to protect Pell...

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