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Institute for College Access and Success Inc.

Oakland, California



This grant will support the mission and programs of the Institute for College Access & Success (TICAS), a policy and research organization focused on financial aid’s role in supporting college enrollment, affordability and completion, especially for low-income and community college students. TICAS runs several signature programs including: 1) The Project on Student Debtwhich increases public understanding of rising student debt levels and the damaging implications for families, the economy and U.S. society; and 2) Simplifying the FAFSAwhich endeavors to make the FAFSA more accurate and easier to complete, so that low-income students successfully apply for and receive the federal aid for which they are eligible.