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Statement on Final Gainful Employment Regulation
The Institute for College Access & Success - October 30, 2014
Statement on the U.S. Department of Education’s final “gainful employment” regulation covering all post-secondary career education programs at public, nonprofit, and for-profit colleges. This...

Despite Lower Rates, More Than 650,000 Defaulted on Federal Student Loans
The Institute for College Access & Success - September 24, 2014
More than 650,000 federal student loan borrowers who entered repayment in 2011 defaulted on their loans by 2013, new federal data show. For-profit colleges account for nearly half of these defaults...

New Analysis of Community College Student Loan Defaults Finds Uneven Patterns, Underscores Importance of Completion
The Association of Community College Trustees and the Institute for College Access & Success - July 21, 2014
Protecting Colleges and Students, released by the Association of Community College Trustees (ACCT) and The Institute for College Access & Success (TICAS), takes a unique look at student loan...

Nearly 1 Million Community College Students Denied Access to Federal Student Loans
The Institute for College Access & Success - July 15, 2014
With Americans increasingly having to borrow to pay for college, a new report from the Institute for College Access & Success (TICAS) finds that nearly one million community college students cannot...

July 1 Brings Higher Rates, Other Changes for New Federal Student Loans
The Institute for College Access & Success - June 26, 2014
July 1 is when most changes to federal student aid go into effect for the coming school year. Several are lined up for 2014-15, including higher interest rates on new student loans for...

Should All Student Loan Payments Be Income-Driven?
The Institute for College Access & Success - April 14, 2014
This white paper analyzes the potential effects of requiring income-driven repayment for all federal loans as well as relying on paycheck withholding for loan payments, with particular attention to...

House FY15 Budget Proposal Would Increase Student Debt
The Institute for College Access & Success - April 1, 2014
Despite bipartisan concern about rising college costs and student debt, the House Budget Committee’s fiscal year 2015 budget slashes funding for Pell Grants, forcing millions of Pell Grant...

Proposed Gainful Employment Rule Must Be Strengthened to Protect Students and Taxpayers
The Institute for College Access & Success - March 14, 2014
"While we commend the Administration for issuing a proposed gainful employment regulation today, the draft rule is soft on career education programs that consistently leave students with debts they...

President’s FY15 Budget Fully Funds Pell Grants and Improves Income-Driven Repayment
The Institute for College Access & Success - March 4, 2014
President Obama’s fiscal year 2015 budget proposal released today takes important steps towards making college affordable for millions of Americans by reducing the need to borrow and making federal...

Average Student Debt Climbing: $29,400 for Class of 2012
The Institute for College Access & Success - December 4, 2013
College graduates who borrowed for bachelor’s degrees granted in 2012 had an average student loan debt of $29,400, according to a new report from the Project on Student Debt at The Institute for...

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