Veterans for Career Education (VCE)
Labor Day, except for Veterans!
By Steve Gonzalez, Executive Director of Veterans for Career Education
According to the Executive Director, Education Service Veterans Benefits Administration, Department of Veteran Affairs, if such proposals were to become law, VA has identified 133 schools that would be potentially affected with approximately 60,000 student veterans impacted.
7 Characteristics of a High-Performing Admissions Rep
Wednesday, September 25th
Trends in Accreditation: What Matters to Governing Boards – AGB
Obtaining and sustaining accredited status is pivotal to an institution’s reputation, competitiveness, and finances, and thus awareness of the current state of accreditation and emerging trends in the process is quite valuable.
How can the Ed Department better review accreditors? – Education Dive
The U.S. Department of Education should go “beyond a box-checking exercise” when assessing whether accreditors are adequately doing their jobs, contends a new report from the Center for American Progress (CAP).
Education Politics and Policy
Veterans Affairs moves to strip California’s power in fight over for-profit schools – The Sacramento Bee
The Department of Veterans Affairs intends to strip California of its contract to regulate GI Bill benefits, denying the state a power it has used in the past to investigate alleged abuses by for-profit colleges and to hand down sanctions.
Reps. Shalala, Pressley, and Tlaib introduce the Protecting Student Aid Act of 2019 – Miami’s Community Newspapers
Reps. Donna Shalala (FL-27), Ayanna Pressley (MA-7), and Rashida Tlaib (MI-13) introduced the Protecting Student Aid Act of 2019 (PSA Act), legislation designed to reinvigorate the Student Aid Enforcement Unit within the U.S. Department of Education in order to allow the Department to better respond to fraud and abuse within federal student aid programs.
Financial Aid and Student Loan Issues
Education Department Admits it Violated Judge’s Order on Corinthian Borrowers – Politico
The department plans to refund some student loan payments made by thousands of former Corinthian Colleges students after the agency violated a federal judge’s order to stop collecting on the debt amid an ongoing class action lawsuit.
ED to Forgive Debt, Refund Students From Closed Schools for Erroneous Loan Collections – NASFAA
The Department of Education (ED) last week announced that it would forgive the student loan debt of thousands of borrowers who were enrolled in now-defunct ITT Educational Services, Inc. (ITT) schools, as well as refund former Corinthian Colleges students for loan payments that it erroneously collected despite a court order prohibiting it from doing so.
Billionaire Widens Morehouse College-Debt Gift to Parents – Bloomberg
Billionaire Robert F. Smith’s surprise pledge to pay off the student loans of Morehouse College’s class of 2019 will cost $34 million and will now include federal educational debt amassed by parents.
Measuring the Effects of Loan Forgiveness – Inside Higher Ed
Borrowers whose private student loans were discharged in court earned more, paid off other debt and were more likely to move for work, new research shows.
Back to School? – Strada Education Network
Through the Strada-Gallup Education Consumer Survey, we talk to Americans about their desire for more education and skills training and explore what motivates them to return to school.
Gerard Scimeca: Congress wrong to target private colleges – The Virginian-Pilot
And this is a role where private, career-oriented colleges and universities such as ECPI, the University of Phoenix, Monroe College and dozens of other schools have been especially innovative and graduating tens of thousands of students each year.