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Pima Medical Institute Dental Hygiene Student Wins Platinum Education Group Scholarship
Pima Medical Institute Dental Hygiene student Mackenzie Miller was recently awarded the prestigious Platinum Educational Group scholarship. The scholarship was originally created for Emergency Medical Services (EMS) students, and in 2016, Platinum Group expanded its program to include the nursing and allied health fields as well.
Second Lincoln Tech Campus Earns AED Foundation Accreditation for Heavy Equipment Training
Lincoln Educational Services Corporation (NASDAQ: LINC), a national leader in specialized technical training, has announced that its South Plainfield, NJ campus has earned accreditation by the Associated Equipment Distributors Foundation (AEDF) for its Heavy Equipment and Truck Technology program.
Are More Colleges Closing? (Spoiler Alert: Probably Not) – ACE
Yet, stories suggesting that colleges are closing more frequently than they did before don’t withstand a careful examination of the data. Indeed, the rate of closures of all types of colleges and universities actually appears to be lower than it was decades ago.
Why Western Governors U thinks microcredentials are the path to degrees – Education Dive
WGU President Scott Pulsipher discusses how his institution is fitting nondegree credentials into learners’ personal goals.
How the Value of Educational Credentials Is and Isn’t Changing – Harvard Business Review
A revolution in credentialing appeared underway, with colleges’ core product — the traditional degree — about to be swept aside by digital substitutes and disruptive start-up companies.
Education Politics and Policy
Education Secretary Betsy DeVos decries federal role in education – Chicago Tribune
DeVos, speaking at the Mackinac Republican Leadership Conference at the Grand Hotel, said education policy has evolved around not the interests of children and students but those of teachers unions and other adult special interests.
New Jersey Attorney General Leads Actions Against the U.S. Department of Education for Restricting Information Sharing with State Law Enforcement Agencies – JD Supra
Last week, New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir Grewal took the lead in pursing two actions against the U.S. Department of Education related to the Department’s alleged refusals to cooperate with state investigations of student loan servicers and for-profit schools.
Financial Aid and Student Loan Issues
FY 2016 Official Cohort Default Rates Distributed September 23, 2019 – Federal Student Aid
On September 23, 2019, the Department of Education (the Department) distributed the FY 2016 official cohort default rate (CDR) notification packages to all eligible domestic and foreign schools only. The rates will be publicly released on September 25, 2019. In this announcement, we provide information about our distribution of the official rates and the begin dates for appealing the official rates.
Legal and Regulatory Issues
Student Assistance General Provisions, Federal Family Education Loan Program, and William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan Program – U.S. Department of Education
The Department of Education (Department or We) establishes new Institutional Accountability regulations governing the William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program to revise a Federal standard and a process for adjudicating borrower defenses to repayment claims for Federal student loans first disbursed on or after July 1, 2020, and provide for actions the Secretary may take to collect from schools the amount of financial loss due to successful borrower defense to repayment loan discharges.
CECU Institutional Accountability (Borrower Defense) Rule Webinar Now Available
On September 10, 2019, CECU hosted a webinar providing an initial overview of the U.S. Department of Education’s new Institutional Accountability (Borrower Defense) rule. The webinar is now available on demand in the Member Resource Center.
Subject: Final Regulation – Borrower Defense to Repayment – IFAP
These regulations are effective July 1, 2020. The incorporation by reference of certain publications listed in these regulations is approved by the Director of the Federal Register as of July 1, 2020.
Instagram Leads for Student Recruitment Outreach – Campus Technology
Between 2017 and 2019 the use of Instagram among college-going students rose by 10 percentage points, with 82.5 percent of students in a recent survey now saying they use the platform. Interactions included liking posts, following various college accounts and watching videos.