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ERIC Number: ED560037
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Nov-10
Pages: 7
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
National Policy Agenda to Reduce the Burden of Student Debt
Institute for College Access & Success
Since 2005, "The Institute for College Access & Success" (TICAS) and its Project on Student Debt have worked to reduce the risks and burdens of student debt. TICAS helped create and improve income-based repayment plans to keep federal loan payments manageable; strengthen Pell Grants, which reduce the need to borrow; and simplify the financial aid application process. But there is much more work to be done. In this document, TICAS provides policy details and resources under the topics: (1) Increase access to need-based student aid; (2) Simplify and improve federal student loans and their repayment; (3) Provide students with key information when they need it; (4) Protect students and taxpayers from colleges that overcharge and underdeliver; and (5) Reduce reliance on private education loans and strengthen borrower protections.
Institute for College Access & Success. 405 14th Street 11th Floor, Oakland, CA 94612. Tel: 5110-559-9509; Fax: 510-845-4112; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Two Year Colleges
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Institute for College Access & Success