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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...
New Data Confirm Troubling Student Loan Default Problems
The Institute for College Access & Success - September 30, 2013
More than 600,000 federal student loan borrowers who entered repayment in 2010 defaulted on their loans by 2012, new federal data show. The largest share of these students – 46 percent –attended...
TICAS Welcomes White House Plan To Promote College Access and Success and Reduce the Burden of Student Debt
The Institute for College Access & Success - August 22, 2013
"We welcome the President's call to develop measures to reward colleges that prioritize access, affordability, quality, and student success. It will be easy to do this poorly and hard to do it...
Student Loan Interest Rate Deal is a Missed Opportunity to Make College More Affordable
The Institute for College Access & Success - July 18, 2013
The student loan interest rate compromise reached by the Obama Administration and Senate negotiators from both parties is more a missed opportunity than a cause for celebration. While Senate...
Joint Statement From Six Student, Youth, Consumer, and Education Organizations on Senate Vote on Student Loan Interest Rates
July 10, 2013
On July 10, a minority in the Senate succeeded in blocking legislation to reverse the doubling of interest rates on subsidized Stafford loans for students who need to borrow for college this fall....
TICAS Calls on Congress to Stop Student Loan Interest Rates from Doubling
The Institute for College Access & Success - June 6, 2013
In just 24 days, the interest rate for subsidized Stafford student loans will double from 3.4% to 6.8% unless Congress acts. Today, we call on the Senate to keep college and federal loans...
Senate Bill Freezes Student Loan Rates for Two Years to Provide Time for Comprehensive Reform
The Institute for College Access & Success - May 15, 2013
New legislation (S. 953) introduced by Senators Jack Reed and Tom Harkin, along with Majority Leader Harry Reid and nine other senators, prevents interest rates on subsidized student loans from...
House Bill Doesn’t Stop Student Loan Interest Rates from Doubling
The Institute for College Access & Success and the Education Trust - May 10, 2013
Under a new House bill, interest rates on certain federal student loans will nearly double by 2016 and more than double by 2017, not just on new loans but on all loans issued this coming school...
President’s FY14 Budget Good for Current Students; Raises Rates for Future Students
The Institute for College Access & Success - April 10, 2013
President Obama’s fiscal year 2014 budget proposal is a mixed bag for students. The most important good news is that it fully funds Pell Grants, which help more than nine million students attend...
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