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News and Notes from Negotiated Rulemaking

NAICU Washington Update
April 11, 2014

New rules for determining PLUS Loan limits and policies for using debit cards to issue refunds to students provoke lively discussion at rulemaking session.

Consensus Reached By Negotiated Rulemaking Panel on Campus Sexual Assault Regulatory Changes

NAICU Washington Update
April 11, 2014

Violence Against Women Act leads to proposed regulatory changes to crime reporting, disciplinary hearings and efforts to educate students about sexual assault prevention.

House Going Through the Budget Motions

NAICU Washington Update
April 11, 2014

The House approved a budget blueprint on April 10 along party lines, but the nonbinding resolution is not expected to be taken up by the Senate.

Update On Servicemember And Veteran Education

NAICU Washington Update
April 11, 2014

On the two year anniversary of the executive order establishing the “Principles of Excellence” for institutions enrolling service members and veterans, the Obama administration continues to make steady progress in implementing initiatives regarding program integrity, consumer information, and complaint resolution issues.

Witnesses Offer Different Ideas for Managing Student Debt

NAICU Washington Update
April 11, 2014

Senate HELP Committee hearing explores the issues surrounding the $1.2 trillion in student loan debt in preparation of reauthorization of the Higher Education Act.

Deregulation Task Force Seeking Ideas

NAICU Washington Update
April 11, 2014

Got a particular federal regulation or legal requirement you’d like to see revised or eliminated? The Task Force on Government Regulation of Higher Education wants to hear about it.

Education Department Issues New Gainful Employment NPRM

NAICU Washington Update
April 11, 2014

Gainful employment programs targeted again by Education Department regulation proposal seeking to provide new structure for program approvals and monitoring.

Education Department Proposes Expansive State Authorization Requirements For Distance Education Programs

NAICU Washington Update
April 11, 2014

Education Department proposes new regulations requiring each state to authorize by name all institutions offering distance education services to state residents.

CAEP Issues New Teacher Preparation Standards as Congress Conducts HEA Hearings

NAICU Washington Update
April 11, 2014

Tough new teacher preparation standards from the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) demand a strategic approach from campuses. Congress holds hearings on teacher preparation programs while new federal regulations remain stalled.

President Sends Budget to Congress Kicking off FY 2015 Budgeting Process

NAICU Washington Update
March 7, 2014

The president’s FY 2015 budget request to Congress proposes $29 billion to fully fund the scheduled $100 increase in the Pell Grant maximum and level funds the other student aid programs. The budget also proposes reform programs to implement the College Value and Affordability agenda he has been advocating for since August, including a proposal to provide $10 million for his controversial college rating metric. NAICU expects to see education funding bills sometime in the summer.

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