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Plan for Constitution Day: Sept. 17

NAICU Washington Update
August 18, 2016

Colleges and universities receiving federal funds are required to annually conduct an educational program related to the United States Constitution on September 17.

More Federal Advice to Institutions on Implementing Prior-Prior Year and Institutional Financial Aid Awards

NAICU Washington Update
August 18, 2016

While the 2017-18 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) will be available on October 1, 2016, Department of Education Under Secretary Ted Mitchell has urged institutions not to move priority institutional financial aid deadlines forward while also encouraging institutions to process financial aid awards, if only estimates, as soon as possible. 

Education Department Deluged by Comments on Borrower Defenses NPRM

NAICU Washington Update
August 18, 2016

Proposed new rules outlining borrower defenses to loan repayment obligations of students defrauded by colleges resulted in a flood of more than 10,000 comments into the Education Department by August 1.  The Education Department issued the Notice of Proposed Rule-Making (NPRM) on borrower defenses in mid-June, following inconclusive negotiated rule-making sessions conducted last spring.

Department of Education Seeks Comments on Distance Education State Authorization Regulations

NAICU Washington Update
August 18, 2016

Public comment on proposed regulations concerning the state authorization of distance education programs and foreign branch campuses are due to the Education Department by August 24, 2016.  The proposed regulations, announced July 25, seem to be less complicated and prescriptive than the last proposal discussed during a 2014 negotiated rulemaking session on this topic.

National Democrats Release Draft Party Platform; Clinton Announces Higher Education Proposals

NAICU Washington Update
July 13, 2016

Hillary Clinton and the National Democratic Party highlight their priorities for higher education.

House Appropriations Committee Increases Student Aid Funding, But No Year-Round Pell

NAICU Washington Update
July 13, 2016

The Pell Grant, TRIO, and GEAR UP programs all increased, while SEOG and Federal Work Study were level-funded.

Borrower Defense Rulemaking May Hold Problems for NAICU Schools

NAICU Washington Update
July 13, 2016

The Department of Education's action on Borrower Defense may prove problematic for many institutions.

Corrections to Gainful Employment Completers List Due July 28

NAICU Washington Update
July 13, 2016

The Department of Education extended the deadline for institutions to submit corrections to the lists of students who had completed gainful employment programs. 

Lawmakers Head Home for Summer Recess

NAICU Washington Update
July 13, 2016

While Congress is in recess (July 18-Sept. 6), the Department of Education may still act on several proposed or pending regulations.

Prior, Prior Year Continues to Pose Implementation Difficulties

NAICU Washington Update
July 13, 2016

Contradictory advice leads to confusion in timing of aid awards.

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