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Senate Hearing Focuses on Innovations in Course and Credit Delivery

NAICU Washington Update
August 6, 2015

In a recent hearing on reauthorization, the Senate HELP committee focused on "Exploring Barriers and Opportunities within Innovation" and ways institutions can innovate in how they offer courses to students.

Senators and Experts Testify During Hearing on Campus Sexual Assault

NAICU Washington Update
August 6, 2015

Combatting sexual assault was the focus of a recent Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee hearing.

Some Incarcerated Americans to be Eligible for Pell Grants Under Pilot Program

NAICU Washington Update
August 6, 2015

The Department of Education announced a pilot program to enable certain incarcerated Americans to receive Pell Grants in order to pursue postsecondary education.

Specialized Accreditor in NACIQI Crosshairs

NAICU Washington Update
August 6, 2015

The National Advisory Committee on Institutional Quality and Integrity accepted a staff report from the Department of Education recommending that the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing’s status as a federally-recognized programmatic accreditor be stripped for not being "separate and independent" from the National League of Nursing trade association.

Secretary Duncan Outlines Higher Education Policy Priorities

NAICU Washington Update
August 6, 2015

Education Secretary outlines higher education priorities, and offers comments on college affordability during speech at the University of Maryland-Baltimore County.

Bipartisan Efforts on Capitol Hill to Save Perkins Loans

NAICU Washington Update
August 6, 2015

There are two bipartisan efforts underway in Congress to help save the Perkins Loan program, which is set to expire September 30.

FY 2016 Budget Outlook

NAICU Washington Update
August 6, 2015

The Senate plans to adjourn August 7 (the House recessed July 31) with big budget deadlines looming in the fall that will impact many core issues, including student aid funding. Congress reconvenes September 8. 

Current Anti-Trust Exemption Continued

NAICU Washington Update
August 6, 2015

Congress has approved legislation to extend the current anti-trust exemption provided to institutions that practice need-blind admissions.

NAICU Welcomes New Director for Finance and Administration

NAICU Washington Update
July 22, 2015

Vonda Dickson has been named Director for Finance and Administration at NAICU, replacing Linda Allison, who is retiring after nearly 13 years with the association. Dickson, who joined NAICU in June, comes to the association after sixteen years as Senior Vice President of Finance and Administration/CFO for the District of Columbia Hospital Association.

Department of Education Urges Institutions to Meet July 31 Gainful Employment Deadline

NAICU Washington Update
July 22, 2015

Earlier this month, the Department of Education reminded colleges of the impending July 31, 2015 deadline for gainful employment programs.

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