Publications by Date

A State-by-State Look at College (Un)Affordability
The Institute for College Access & Success, April 2017

College Costs in Context: A State-by-State Look at College (Un)Affordability analyzes state-level college affordability at two- and four-year public colleges, by focusing on the share of family income required to cover the net price paid by students at each income level. We find...

The Institute for College Access & Success, April 2017

Comments on the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s (CFPB’s) proposed “Student Loan Servicing Market Monitoring” initiative to collect information from both private and federal student loan servicers on their loan portfolios and borrower outcomes. We strongly support this information...

April 2017

Recommendations from more than 20 members of Californians for College Affordability, a diverse coalition of higher education advocacy, civil rights, student leadership, workforce and business organizations, on how to expand financial aid in California in ways that enable students to attend full...

Enhancing Accountability to Improve Student Outcomes
The Institute for College Access & Success, March 2017

Issue brief provides an overview of the issue of college accountability using risk sharing, identifies potential unintended consequences for policymakers to avoid, and outlines a proposal that combines both risk sharing and rewards to give colleges a clearer stake in their students’ success and...

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.

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