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
Ultimate Medical Academy Transitions More Than 1,500 Tampa Team Members to Remote Work
UMA moves almost entire Tampa team in one day by using drive-through stations to streamline the pick-up of computers and office gear.
Dispute Over Student Loans Helps Stall Stimulus Bill – Inside Higher Ed
A $1.6 trillion Senate Republican economic stimulus proposal during the coronavirus crisis stalled over disputes, including how to help student loan borrowers.
A Coronavirus Stimulus Plan Is Coming. How Will Higher Education Figure In? – The Chronicle of Higher Education
As members of Congress negotiate a plan to boost the economy during the recession expected to result from the Covid-19 pandemic, some lawmakers have proposed including relief for student-loan borrowers as part of the stimulus package.
Veterans’ GI Bill benefits to continue during COVID-19 pandemic – VA
President Trump signed into law S. 3503, March 21, which will enable the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to continue providing the same level of education benefits to students having to take courses online due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.
What’s Next: How long will colleges have flexibility to offer online classes due to coronavirus? – Education Dive
Relaxed federal rules have helped schools adapt instruction to stem the spread of the coronavirus, but experts advise them to be ready to show their work.
7 free COVID-19 teaching and learning resources for higher ed – eCampus News
The rapid outbreak of COVID-19 has forced higher-ed institutions across the nation to close down physical campuses and move instruction entirely online. With this abrupt shift in content delivery comes a flood of free resources designed to help students and instructors adjust to their new online reality.
Clinical Training for Nursing Students Sidelined – Inside Higher Ed
Health-care workers are needed now more than ever, but obstacles to completing clinical education hours risk delaying graduation for thousands of nursing students in California.
Small colleges were already on the brink. Now, coronavirus threatens their existence – USA Today
No one knows whether video chats and virtual tours will generate the same level of application and enrollment as in-person strolls. The answer will have enormous impact on small liberal arts colleges across the nation, many operating close to the margin already.
Additional Coronavirus Coverage - Updated Daily
ED Clarifies Details of Interest Accrual Pause, Allows Temporary Administrative Forbearance – NASFAA; Questions Without Answers on Admissions – Inside Higher Ed; Higher ed groups press for federal support for coronavirus response – Education Dive; GOP proposes suspending federal student loan payments, extending new powers for school waivers – Politico.
Coronavirus - In Case Your Missed It Friday
Delivering on President Trump’s Promise, Secretary DeVos Suspends Federal Student Loan Payments, Waives Interest During National Emergency
U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos announced today that the office of Federal Student Aid is executing on President Donald J. Trump’s promise to provide student loan relief to tens of millions of borrowers during the COVID-19 national emergency.
Guidance for interruptions of study related to Coronavirus (COVID-19) (Updated March 20, 2020) – IFAP
Note: We updated this Electronic Announcement on March 20, 2020, by adding an attachment titled “COVID-19 FAQs” to the announcement. We will continue to provide answers to questions we receive in response to this and any future guidance.
Trump: Federal student loan borrowers can suspend payments for 60 days – Politico
President Donald Trump announced on Friday that he will allow the nation’s more than 42 million federal student loan borrowers to take a break from making their monthly payments, without incurring interest or penalties for at least the next two months.
ED Issues Additional COVID-19 Guidance Regarding Federal Work-Study, Cost of Attendance – NASFAA
The Department of Education (ED) released additional guidance in the form of an attached Q&A document Friday to its original guidance issued on March 5