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The Institute for College Access & Success

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The Institute for College Access & Success is a trusted source of research, design, and advocacy for student-centered public policies that promote affordability, accountability, and equity in higher education.
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Institute for College Access and Success; Ticas Inc

Program areas at The Institute for College Access & Success

Federal AffordabilityTICAS is dedicated to developing and advancing policy that strengthens federal student aid programs to increase college enrollment and degree attainment, particularly for historically marginalized students in order to advance equity in higher education. Our original research, policy development, and coalition work focuses on protecting and strengthening the Pell Grant and other need-based aid, increasing federal support for public higher education, and simplifying the student loan repayment system.In the last year, the TICAS-led coalition of nearly 100 organizations and schools helped secure a third consecutive discretionary increase in the maximum Pell Grant, our ideas for protecting colleges from recessions were published in a New York Times op-ed, and numerous bipartisan bills reflecting our recommendations and feedback were introduced in Congress, and the CARES Act signed into law included three priority TICAS recommendations.
CaliforniaTICAS is the leading voice in California for strengthening state financial aid to increase student success. We combine original research, diverse coalition building, and policy advocacy and analysis to help build an equitable financial aid system.Over the last year, our analysis and coalition work brought together scores of experts and stakeholders to craft recommendations that were ultimately reflected in legislation introduced to reform financial aid. Our work helped protect all funding for the states grant program in the midst of economic fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic that put sizable new state investments out of immediate reach.
Federal and State Accountability TICAS seeks to ensure colleges are held appropriately accountable for student outcomes, including by protecting students and taxpayers from waste, fraud, and abuse in higher education, and ensuring students have the information they need to make informed decisions about where to go to college and how to pay for it. We conduct and disseminate research in service of delaying federal regulatory rollbacks and laying the foundation for future litigation and analyze and engage in public education on federal legislative proposals regarding college accountability and transparency. Our accountability work also extends to California where increased standards for online education offered across states can set a model for other states. Our accountability work focuses on protecting and strengthening key student safeguardssuch as gainful employment, borrower defense, and cohort default rateswhile looking to build support for stronger protections in the U.S. Congress and in California. Over the course of 2019, TICAS defended regulations, led legislative efforts to overturn harmful regulations, and worked to ensure that oversight of higher education is a priority as policymakers navigate responses to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Form 990s for The Institute for College Access & Success

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2019-122021-02-24990View PDF
2018-122020-01-13990View PDF
2017-122018-12-22990View PDF
2016-122017-12-07990View PDF
2015-122016-10-28990View PDF
...and 7 more Form 990s

Who funds The Institute for College Access & Success

Grants from foundations and other nonprofits
Bill & Melinda Gates FoundationPostsecondary Success$550,000
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...and 4 more grants received

Grants made by The Institute for College Access & Success

GranteeGrant descriptionAmount
Housing and Economic Rights AdvocatesSupport Student Advocacy Project$50,000
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Financials for The Institute for College Access & Success

RevenuesFYE 12/2019
Total grants, contributions, etc.$2,813,120
Program services$0
Investment income and dividends$39,237
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$0
Net rental income$0
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$0
Net income from fundraising events$0
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$0
Miscellaneous revenues$8,841
Total revenues$2,861,198

Personnel at The Institute for College Access & Success

Kelly Solari CfoChief Operating Officer$107,106
Patricia BalanaChief Operations Officer and Chief Finance Officer
Patricia Balana CfoChief Operating Officer$30,777
 Subscribe to viewVice President
 Subscribe to viewExecutive Vice President$156,321
...and 9 more key personnel

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1212 Broadway Ste 1100
Oakland, CA 94612
Metro area
San Francisco-Oakland-Berkeley, CA
Website URL
(510) 318-7900
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Form 990
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NTEE code, primary
V00: Social Science Research: General
NAICS code, primary
813319: Social Advocacy Organizations
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