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PLUS Loans Final Rule Published; More Borrowers Should Qualify

NAICU Washington Update
October 29, 2014

In a letter to the Department of Education, NAICU President David Warren expressed support for a newly revised definition of "adverse credit history." The new definition is estimated to make an additional 370,000 individuals eligible for PLUS loans.

Culture of Respect Seeks to Help Campuses Prevent Sexual Assault

NAICU Washington Update
October 29, 2014

Earlier this month, Culture of Respect, a nonprofit established to help colleges and universities strengthen their prevention efforts related to sexual assault on campus, launched with the introduction of a new website: CultureofRespect.org.

Department of Education Issues Final Regulations Dealing with Campus Sexual Assault

NAICU Washington Update
October 29, 2014

The Department of Education has issued final regulations implementing changes made by the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) to the Clery campus safety provisions of the Higher Education Act.

White House Schedules Second Summit on College Opportunity

NAICU Washington Update
October 29, 2014

Helping more students prepare for and graduate from college is the focus of a second White House higher education summit on College Opportunity set for December 4, 2014.

Cohort Default Rates Dip

NAICU Washington Update
September 29, 2014

The Department of Education released the institutional student loan cohort default rates in September. The overall private nonprofit sector rates dropped from 8.2 to 7.2 percent. The rate for 4-year private nonprofit colleges declined from 8 to 7 percent (the FY 2009 percentage for nonprofits was 7.5 percent).

Congress Keeps Government Open

NAICU Washington Update
September 19, 2014

As Congress adjourns to go home for the midterm election cycle, it passed a continuing resolution to avoid a government shutdown. The continuing resolution funds programs at FY 2014 levels, and runs from September 30, the last day of FY 2014, until December 11, the last day the House is scheduled to be in session.

NAICU Testifies Before Advisory Committee on Student Financial Assistance

NAICU Washington Update
September 12, 2014

NAICU briefed the Advisory Committee on Student Financial Assistance on both the support and concerns the Association and its members have with the possibility of a federal rating metric.

September 17 is Constitution Day

NAICU Washington Update
September 11, 2014

September 17 is Constitution Day, how will your campus observe this historic event?

Your Vote, Your Voice National Campus Voter Registration Project Returns for 2014

NAICU Washington Update
September 11, 2014

Federal law requires colleges and universities to distribute voter registration forms to all of their on-campus degree or certificate-seeking students. Your Vote, Your Voice 2014 is a web-based resource to help campuses engage their students, faculty and staff in the election process.

Save the Date for the 2015 NAICU Annual Meeting

NAICU Washington Update
September 11, 2014

Hold the dates February 1-4, 2015 on your calendar for the 2015 NAICU Annual Meeting in Washington, DC.

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