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
Senate, House Leaders Negotiate Toward Third COVID-19 Package – NASFAA
While both sides have expressed their desire to move COVID-19 legislation quickly, negotiations have broken down over key issues such as funding for hospitals and health care workers, and worker protections built into bailouts for corporations.
Democrats Press Student Debt Cancelation – Inside Higher Ed
House Democrats are calling for at least $10,000 of each borrower’s student debt to be canceled as part of the stimulus plan being negotiated in Congress.
Staying ADA compliant during the pandemic – Community College Daily
Community colleges are facing myriad issues as they transition to virtual learning during the coronavirus pandemic. Among them is how to ensure they stay compliant with federal regulations designed to ensure the needs of students with disabilities are met.
Updated: 21 free higher ed resources during coronavirus pandemic – University Business
As more colleges and universities continue to be affected by the coronavirus (COVID-19) global pandemic, higher education solution providers have stepped up by rolling out free college management software and other resources for administrators along with various faculty resources, such as free college courses and tutoring services.
Managing COVID-19 Disruption: Key Student Privacy Requirements Remain Unchanged – CooleyED
As students of all ages urgently transition from a classroom to a virtual environment, concern over the protection of student privacy remains at a high level.
No, Forgiving Student Debt Won’t Help Americans Cope With Coronavirus – Forbes
The problem the pandemic presents to some student loan borrowers is an immediate cash crunch. Workers faced with reduced hours or even layoffs need to relieve financial pressure right now. Taking student loan payments off the plate for six months is one way to do that.
Additional Coronavirus Coverage - Updated Daily
Private Student Loan Borrowers to See Some Reprieve Amid Coronavirus Relief Efforts – NASFAA; Colleges Seek More Than $50 Billion to Weather Virus Disruptions – Bloomberg Government; Remote in a Time of Pandemic: Six Considerations As We Adapt to COVID-19 – the evolllution; Washington Watch: Help through stimulus legislation – Community College Daily.
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).
*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.
Sumner College offers $5,000 to every student accepted or currently attending Concordia University
Sumner College has just announced a new scholarship initiative to help the students who have been hurt financially and emotionally because of the recent announcement closure of Concordia University.
CEHE and Independence University Provide $1 Million to Help Employees During the COVID-19 Pandemic
The Center for Excellence in Higher Education, Inc., and its college Independence University (“IU”), are providing $1 million dollars in a special bonus to help employees and their families manage challenges related to the coronavirus pandemic.
North-West College Offers Online Learning Solutions to Ensure Students Can Continue Classes During Coronavirus Outbreak
In the wake of the Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic, North-West College (NWC) is moving its programs online to allow students to begin and complete their classes from their safety of their own homes.
Notre Dame de Namur Not Accepting New Students – Inside Higher Ed
The third-oldest college in California does not plan to enroll any new students this summer or fall and is building out transfer options for current students unable to finish their degrees by the end of spring 2021, it announced Monday.
UTA president steps down after details of investigation into questionable dealings with a university vendor released
The investigation found improper international trips, improper financial dealings and pressure to dramatically increase the school’s online nursing program.
Instructure Sale to Thoma Bravo Almost Complete After Successful Tender Offer – EdSurge
Instructure and Thoma Bravo said that the deal should close Tuesday following the private equity firm’s purchase of enough shares to get at least 64.4 percent of aggregate voting power in the company, according to a statement Monday.