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How to Help Disadvantaged Students Reach the Middle Class

“Gaping opportunity gaps between low-income students and their peers can be plugged only if campuses share data and success strategies, say researchers who gathered [in Austin] on Monday to kick off a new national effort to help disadvantaged students reach the middle class,” according to The Chronicle of Higher Education.

“So far, about 200 colleges […]

By |November 1st, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Strayer and Capella Announce Merger

“For-profit colleges probably face too many challenges, many of them competitive, to come roaring back, even in the favorable regulatory environment created by the Republican Party’s dominance in Washington and most state capitals, experts say,” Inside Higher Ed reports. “Yet the combination of less scrutiny from regulators and the sector’s continued financial and enrollment […]

By |November 1st, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Tuition Hikes in Store at Some State Universities

“… Squeezed to pay for an increasing number of students, the University of California and California State University systems are considering a tuition increase for in-state students for the first time in six years. The hike would mean an extra $270 for Cal State students and an additional $280 at UC annually, officials say,” […]

By |December 13th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

ED Denies ACICS Appeal and Terminates Recognition of the Accrediting Body

The Department of Education (ED) on Monday took its final step in ending federal recognition of the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS), a group that provided accreditation to for-profit institutions. Schools with ACICS accreditation will now have 18 months to obtain approval from a different recognized accreditor in order to maintain […]

By |December 13th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on the Borrower Defense to Repayment Regulations under Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended.

Lynn B. Mahaffie, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy, Planning, and Innovation Delegated the Duties of Assistant Secretary for Postsecondary Education
Subject: Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on the Borrower Defense to Repayment Regulations under Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended.

On June 16, 2016, the U.S. Department of Education published a notice […]

By |June 17th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Year-Round Pell

“​Reinstating year-round Pell grants –– a key area for community colleges –– is making some progress in Congress,” Community College Daily reports.

“… On Monday, community college advocates held on informational briefing on Capitol Hill to outline the legislative priorities for two-year colleges. Bringing back year-round Pell grants was among the five points to improve […]

By |June 10th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

NASFAA Submits FSA Survey Results to Congress

On November 18, 2015, NASFAA President Justin Draeger provided testimony at a joint hearing of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce and House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. Reported by NASFAA. The hearing explored the effectiveness of the Department of Education’s Federal Student Aid (FSA) operations as a performance-based organization […]

By |May 19th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Education Dept. Adds Requirements for Accreditors

“The U.S. Department of Education [last] week introduced several new requirements for accreditors, adding to the slightly beefed-up new rules it announced in November. The department has pushed more aggressive reforms to the accreditation process, including a request for the U.S. Congress to drop its ban on imposing specific standards on accreditors. But those […]

By |February 8th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

New Proposals for Reauthorization

With the upcoming reauthorization of the Higher Education Act, members of Congress unveil new proposals for the future of higher education on a continuous basis. NASFAA’s series, The Capitol Recap, will provide a monthly update on new pieces of legislation introduced in both the House of Representatives and the Senate to provide aid administrators […]

By |January 11th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Financial Aid Trends to Look for in 2016

The higher education world, particularly as it relates to student financial aid, was filled with high-profile news and events in 2015, from a federal college rating system to proposals for free college, and widespread protests over student loan debt. Reported by NASFAA.

But with several pieces of legislation pending, and the reauthorization process for the […]

By |January 7th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments