7 Characteristics of a High-Performing Admissions Rep
Wednesday, September 25th
Felicity Huffman Was Sentenced to 14 Days for the ‘Varsity Blues’ Scandal. Here’s What People Are Saying. – The Chronicle of Higher Education
The actor Felicity Huffman was sentenced on Friday to 14 days in prison for her role in the Varsity Blues college-admissions scandal.
Three Changes To Higher Education That Both Republicans And Democrats Endorse – Forbes
The survey covered topics such as Americans’ perceptions of higher education, its contribution to economic mobility, how state and federal government should fund it and what changes to it are preferred.
Georgia lawmaker sponsors bill to help students when school shuts down – AJC
A Georgia congresswoman co-sponsored legislation introduced Thursday to extend Pell Grant eligibility to college students if their school closed or school officials committed institutional fraud or misconduct.
Bipartisan Bill Would Set Rules for Income Share Agreements – Education Next
While Democratic presidential candidates compete to shout “Free College” the loudest, a bipartisan group of lawmakers is taking a subtler—and potentially more effective—approach to defusing the student loan crisis, proposing legislation that would provide a federal legal framework for income share agreements.
The Trump Administration Is Canceling California’s GI Bill Approval Power, But The State Is Fighting Back – LAist
On the surface, it’s about the future of veterans’ education and which schools are allowed to accept valuable GI Bill payments. On a deeper level, this is a fight for the survival and prosperity of the troubled for-profit college industry.
Financial Aid/Student Loan Issues
Why fewer people are using the GI Bill – Military Times
After years of growth, the number of people using the Post-9/11 GI Bill has now fallen substantially for each of the past two fiscal years, federal data indicates.
Legal and Regulatory Issues
Gainful Employment Electronic Announcement #123 – Gainful Employment Reporting for 2018–19 – IFAP
Institutions that do not early implement the rule are still expected to comply with the 2014 rule until the rescission becomes effective on July 1, 2020, and are expected to report GE data for the 2018–19 Award Year to NSLDS by October 1, 2019.