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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.

Department of Education Releases New Clery Handbook

NAICU Washington Update
June 27, 2016

The handbook serves as a compilation of guidelines and incorporates scenarios, examples, and issues discussed by multiple stakeholders involved in campus safety compliance and enforcement.  

Website Accessibility Proposed Rulemaking Issued

NAICU Washington Update
June 13, 2016

The Department of Justice is soliciting additional comments on the 2010 Notice of Proposed Rulemaking regarding nondiscrimination on the basis of disability and accessibility of web information.

Borrower Defense Proposed Regulations Published

NAICU Washington Update
June 13, 2016

The Department of Education provided an unofficial preview of the forthcoming Borrower Defense to Repayment rule, which will be released on June 16.

Senate Appropriations Committee Reinstates Year-Round Pell

NAICU Washington Update
June 13, 2016

A provision that would reinstate the year-round Pell Grant was included in the education funding bill approved by the Senate Appropriations Committee.

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