COVID-19 Resources & Webinars
On March 13, 2020, Career Education Colleges and Universities launched an information webpage for institutions responding to Coronavirus (COVID-19). CECU’s Coronavirus webpage includes a multitude of helpful resources to assist higher education leaders understand the various legal and operational implications of temporarily closing a campus or adapting courses to online learning.
"Efficient transitioning to an online delivery method"
March 24, 2020 | 2:00PM EST
Sherry Olsen, M.B.A., Associate Vice Chancellor, Online Division, Southeastern College
Dr. Art Keiser, Chancellor, Keiser University/ Southeastern College
"Recruiting, Enrolling & Engaging Students When Campus Visits Aren’t an Option"
March 25th | 2:00pm EST
Panel/Presenters: Ken Boutelle, Sr. VP of Enrollment Services, National Education Partners; Dr. Joe Sallustio, COO/EVP, Claremont Lincoln University; Bill Ojile, Partner, Armstrong Teasdale LLP
Coronavirus - GI Bill® News
CECU Applauds Congress for Protecting Veterans’ Access to GI Bill® Benefits
Career Education Colleges and Universities applauded the quick work of Congress to protect Veteran Students in the midst of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
Congress protects GI Bill benefits as colleges move classes online – The Washington Post
The House passed legislation Thursday to ensure student veterans will continue to receive GI Bill benefits without interruption amid the coronavirus pandemic.
GOP stimulus bill would give DeVos authority to defer student loan payments, extend flexibility to schools – Roll Call
Senate Republicans’ economic stimulus package unveiled Thursday includes provisions aimed at shielding students and student loan borrowers from unintended financial consequences during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Senate Democrats propose canceling student loan payments during coronavirus – The Hill
The plan would require the Department of Education to make payments for federal student loans on behalf of borrowers during a public health emergency, effectively eliminating the need for borrowers to make the payments.
Coronavirus Forces $600 Billion Higher Education Industry Online – Bloomberg Businessweek
Analisa Packham, an economist who studies health and education, would seem ideally suited for teaching in the age of Covid-19. Yet last weekend the 30-year-old assistant professor at Vanderbilt University in Nashville realized she had a lot to learn—about technology.
Coronavirus Upends Colleges’ Financial State – Inside Higher Ed
Uncertainty around colleges’ financial futures may be at an all-time high. The one thing that’s certain is that the weakest institutions are most likely to struggle.
Additional Coronavirus Coverage - Updated Daily
Amid coronavirus, colleges wrestle with a chaotic recruiting environment – Education Dive; Senate Republicans, Democrats Release Student Debt Relief Proposals Amid.
CER Coronavirus (COVID-19) News Coverage
We have put all of our coronavirus coverage regarding higher education on one page. View coverage here.
Coronavirus (COVID-19) Web Center - NASFAA
This web center has been created to keep NASFAA members and the financial aid community updated on pertinent news related to the coronavirus (COVID-19). Recording of the webinar is available at their web center.
*NEW* Follow-Up Webinar — COVID-19 and Federal Student Aid: What We Know
Join us Thursday, April 2 at 2:00 p.m. ET for this special follow-up webinar as NASFAA President Justin Draeger and NASFAA staff from the AskRegs and policy teams review some of the most common questions related to Title IV aid and COVID-19.
NACIQI Meeting Provides Updates on Accreditation Regulations – New America
Diane Auer Jones provided some clarity, and piled on additional concerns, about how the Department of Education will implement the new rules.
Maryland could be the first state to close a loophole on federal aid to for-profit colleges – Education Dive
The General Assembly approved a bill this week that would make Maryland the first state to close a loophole in what’s known as the federal 90/10 rule, which prevents for-profit schools from receiving more than 90% of their revenue from student aid.