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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...

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...

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