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Emmanuel Rodriguez; Laura Szabo-Kubitz – Institute for College Access & Success, 2024
This brief examines how specific college affordability policies and practices at the federal, state, and institutional levels can be strengthened to close racial equity gaps in college affordability and completion and to support widespread diversity and representation in higher education. By increasing access to financial aid and shifting the way…
Descriptors: Educational Equity (Finance), Minority Group Students, Federal Aid, Student Financial Aid
Cantwell, Brendan; Delaney, Jennifer A.; Doyle, William R.; Rosinger, Kelly; Sansone, Vanessa A.; Troutman, David R.; Xu, Di – Institute for College Access & Success, 2023
Amid efforts to address the ongoing crisis of high costs, high debt burdens, and decreasing confidence in the value of higher education, TICAS [The Institute for College Access & Success] commissioned leading academics to write a series of papers to inform the policy conversation about how to implement effective, equitable, and sustainable…
Descriptors: Paying for College, Debt (Financial), Policy Formation, Educational Finance
Institute for College Access & Success, 2023
In a joint report released today, The Institute for College Access & Success (TICAS) and The Education Trust-West urge California lawmakers to keep their promise in ensuring educational equity for BIPOC students and students with the greatest need by investing in Cal Grant Reform starting in the 2023-24 state budget. "Investing Equitably…
Descriptors: Equal Education, Minority Group Students, College Students, Access to Education
Institute for College Access & Success, 2023
The higher education to workforce pipeline is crucial for our country's economic growth and longevity. However, almost half of students who enroll in college fall off and never complete. The outcomes are even starker for students from low-income backgrounds who face high levels of unmet needs and barriers to completion while in school. Ensuring…
Descriptors: Welfare Services, Nutrition, Federal Programs, Postsecondary Education
Institute for College Access & Success, 2023
The Cal State Student Association (CSSA) and The Institute for College Access & Success (TICAS) examine trends in college affordability for California State University (CSU) bachelor's degree recipients compared to its original analysis published six years ago. This new report finds that in 2021-2022, nearly two in three CSU bachelor's degree…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Costs, Bachelors Degrees, Paying for College
Chandler, Jhenai W.; Franz, Lydia – Institute for College Access & Success, 2023
In Chicago, despite an increase in high school graduates and college enrollment, only one in four community college students graduate within three years. COVID-19 exacerbated longstanding barriers to college success faced by students from low-income backgrounds, as well as for Black, Latino, and Indigenous students. Without proactive interventions…
Descriptors: Equal Education, Educational Attainment, Minority Group Students, Intervention
Institute for College Access & Success, 2023
The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is the primary application that determines access to federal, state, and institutional financial aid. When students fail to complete their FAFSA application, they are less likely to enroll or complete a credential, leaving tens of millions of federal resources for students on the table. Boosting…
Descriptors: Student Financial Aid, Federal Aid, Graduation Requirements, High School Graduates
Nguyen, Casey K.; Anthony, Marshall, Jr. – Institute for College Access & Success, 2023
Current assessments of college value fall short of centering race in its measurements by ignoring the unique economic conditions students of color face. To support ongoing advocacy for equitable investments in both students of color and institutions serving the largest shares of racially marginalized students, in its latest analysis, The Institute…
Descriptors: Minority Group Students, Minority Serving Institutions, Higher Education, Race
Institute for College Access & Success, 2023
Robust longitudinal education and workforce data are integral in addressing disparities in educational opportunities and economic outcomes. However, not all states link their P-12, postsecondary, and workforce data sets. Kentucky and Tennessee are two state examples that proved success in linking data from different agencies. TICAS' brief analyzes…
Descriptors: Data, Labor Force, Agency Cooperation, Education
Institute for College Access & Success, 2023
In a joint fact sheet, The Institute for College Access & Success (TICAS) and National Student Legal Defense Network (Student Defense) partnered to provide key facts about the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA) and how it can undermine student protections.
Descriptors: Higher Education, Distance Education, College Students, Student Financial Aid
Institute for College Access & Success, 2023
State need-based financial aid programs are a key driver of college access and completion for lower-income students and racially marginalized students in California, most of whom attend public two- and four-year colleges and universities and come from families with annual incomes of less than $40,000. As the state's largest need-based financial…
Descriptors: State Programs, Access to Education, Minority Group Students, Student Financial Aid
Hillman, Nick – Institute for College Access & Success, 2022
The Pell Grant is targeted to students with the greatest financial need, and many policymakers find Pell to be a useful policy lever for promoting access and success for students from lower-income backgrounds. There are several examples where policymakers use Pell eligibility to allocate resources and hold colleges accountable for their outcomes;…
Descriptors: Federal Aid, Grants, Access to Education, Eligibility
Hillman, Nick – Institute for College Access & Success, 2022
The Pell Grant is targeted to students with the greatest financial need, and many policymakers find the Pell Grant a useful policy lever for promoting access and success for students from lower- and moderate-income backgrounds. There are several examples where policymakers use Pell eligibility to allocate resources and hold colleges accountable…
Descriptors: Grants, Federal Aid, Enrollment, Graduation Rate
Hillman, Nick – Institute for College Access & Success, 2022
The Pell Grant is targeted to students with the greatest financial need, and many policymakers find the Pell Grant a useful policy lever for promoting access and success for students from lower- and moderate-income backgrounds. There are several examples where policymakers use Pell eligibility to allocate resources and hold colleges accountable…
Descriptors: Federal Aid, Grants, Proprietary Schools, Universities
Hillman, Nick – Institute for College Access & Success, 2022
The Pell Grant is targeted to students with the greatest financial need, and many policymakers find the Pell Grant a useful policy lever for promoting access and success for students from lower- and moderate-income backgrounds. There are several examples where policymakers use Pell eligibility to allocate resources and hold colleges accountable…
Descriptors: Federal Aid, Grants, Access to Education, Enrollment
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