Guide for the Distribution of Student Grants under the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund – Career Education Colleges and Universities
In the midst of the Coronavirus pandemic, our sector has a unique opportunity. The federal government has included our schools in the Emergency Stabilization Fund for institutions of higher education. This week you will be given the opportunity to direct critical funds to those students at your institutions most impacted by the pandemic. This guide, developed with the quick help from sector leaders, will support institutions in understanding what they should know regarding the emergency financial aid grants, potential formulas for the distribution of such grants, and a sample grant application form.
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.
View all past webinars here.
COVID-19 Impact on Schools. What you need to know regarding insurance, employee benefits, FFCRA and the CARES act
TODAY - Tuesday, April 14 | 2:00 PM EDT
Daniel Kusmin, Andy Davenport, Bruce Denson, Bo Hartsfield, Vanessa Lolli & Stuart Latimer from Cobbs Allen
Keith Zakarin & Jennifer Kearns from Duane Morris
COVID-19 is reshaping the way we conduct business and deliver education to students, exposing schools to new risks both internally and externally. Schools need to be prepared to identify these risks, implement best practices to mitigate these risks and understand how the new government programs can assist.
Topics discussed in this webinar:
• FFCRA and CARES Act Resources for schools
• COVID-19 Impact on Healthcare Benefit Plans
• New external threats emerging from COVID-19
• Insurance industry response to the virus
"Coping with COVID-19" Financial Resources Webinar for Small Businesses & Non-profits
Wednesday, April 15, from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm (EDT)
Join Lender Relations Specialist Rod Johnson of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), as he and DC SCORE conduct a webinar to discuss the financial tools and resources now available to help small businesses and non-profits navigate today's unprecedented economic challenges. Get immediate answers to questions like these:
Which SBA programs are available to me? What is the difference between an Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) and a Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan? Should I apply for both? What portion of these loans can be forgiven? What are my options if I'm a sole proprietor or an independent contractor? How do I apply?
Report: More students are earning undergraduate credentials – Education Dive
About 3.7 million students earned an undergraduate credential in the 2018-19 academic year, up from 3.4 million in 2012-13, according to a new report from the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center.
Legal and Regulatory Issues
New Regulations #3: Direct Assessment and Competency-Based Education – WCET Frontiers
In order to understand the proposed changes, a little background on competency-based education and direct assessment is necessary. Competency-based education (CBE) refers to a pedagogical practice where the focus is on student mastery rather than seat time.
Distance Education and Innovation; Correction – Federal Register Unpublished
This document corrects the name, telephone number, and email address of the individual to whom postal mail, commercial delivery, or hand delivery should be addressed and to whom requests for further information should be directed.
California College San Diego’s Respiratory Therapy Students Hired to Help with the COVID-19 Pandemic
California College San Diego (CCSD) is proud to announce that 22 of its Respiratory Therapy students will soon be able to help in the fight against COVID-19 (coronavirus) by working with Scripps Health as respiratory therapy externs.
7 mental health resources to help college students during the coronavirus pandemic – eCampus News
The coronavirus has closed campuses across the globe, and many students may need help regulating their mental health and dealing with anxiety.
Low-Income Students Count on Finding Jobs. But the Pandemic Has Halted Their Job Training. – The Chronicle of Higher Education
Covid-19 seemed a distant threat in Amarillo, a rugged city in the Texas Panhandle, hundreds of miles from the state’s major population centers. Then, on March 21, the pandemic hit home.
Remotely Hands-On – Inside Higher Ed
But this is the COVID-19 era, in which instructors who teach fundamentally hands-on courses across fields are finding ways to make remote learning work.
Additional Coronavirus Coverage
OPINION: As the coronavirus speeds colleges’ move online, what happens to oversight? – The Hechinger Report; Updated: 63 free higher ed resources during coronavirus pandemic – University Business; ‘We’re on the edge of the precipice’: How the pandemic could shatter college dreams – Politico.
Coronavirus CARES Act News
Tax Break for Employer-Paid Student Loan Contributions in COVID Relief Bill Spurs Debate – NASFAA
As part of the more than $2 trillion stimulus package passed last month to provide relief amid the pandemic caused by the novel coronavirus, a provision was included to allow a tax break for annual employer contributions toward their employees’ student loan debt.
Higher Education Community Requests $46.6 Billion For Students and Institutions In Fourth Supplemental Package, Proposes Tax Changes – ACE
ACE and other higher education organizations are requesting that Congress include $46.6 billion in emergency aid for students and institutions in the next COVID-19 supplemental package to at least partially mitigate the damage done by this pandemic.
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