CECU Daily Update Email
Out of Poverty, Into Health-Care Jobs – Inside Higher Ed
The College of Health Care Professions, a for-profit in Texas, has solid outcomes for low-income students in health-care fields. How does the model work?
Herzing University Awards 19 Scholarships on #GivingTuesday
For the second consecutive year, Herzing University is proud to announce the winners of its #GivingTuesday scholarship campaign.
Education Politics and Policy
Next Steps Uncertain After Bipartisan Agreement – Inside Higher Education
The U.S. Senate education committee announced a bipartisan amendment that would permanently fund HBCUs and simplify the FAFSA. Its chances in the House are uncertain, and advocates disagree on whether an HEA authorization will follow.
Rand Paul to offer bill allowing families to use 401(k), IRA savings on student loans – Market Watch
The Kentucky Republican introduced federal legislation late Monday that would allow students to dip into retirement accounts to help pay for college or make monthly debt payments.
Financial Aid/Student Loan Issues
ED Announces Improvements in FAFSA Verification at FSA Training Conference – NASFAA
Department of Education (ED) officials announced Wednesday — the second day of the 2019 annual Federal Student Aid (FSA) Training Conference — that they reduced the number of FAFSA applications selected for verification by about 26% using new technology.
Meet Aidan, the U.S. Education Department’s Financial Aid Chatbot – Ed Surge
The tool, represented by a little owl, will be able to help answer more 800 frequently asked questions about federal student aid.
Veterans for Career Education (VCE)
(Video) U.S. Airforce Veteran, Shonda (Tori) Robinson, speaks about the support and camaraderie that career and trade schools are able to offer, assisting in the transition particularly for servicemembers.
Click here to watch the interview.
The Course That Nearly Every College and Company Is Missing – Forbes
No matter your chosen career or industry, there’s one course you should have taken by now, but I’m virtually certain you have not. The reason I’m so certain is because it’s almost non-existent: Building Strategic Relationships.
Preparing for Another Recession? – New England Board of Higher Education
NEBHE in mid-October convened a small group* of economists and higher education leaders at the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston to talk about “The Future of Higher Education and the Economy: Lessons Learned from the Last Recession.”
Canvas parent Instructure to go private in $2B deal – Education Dive
Instructure, which makes the Canvas learning management system (LMS), announced Wednesday it would be acquired by private equity firm Thoma Bravo.
Career Education Convention
hosted by CECU & FAPSC
June 7-10 | Orlando, FL | www.career.org/convention
This year CECU will be partnering with FAPSC, the Florida state association. The CECU Annual Convention and FAPSC Annual Conference have joined forces to maximize the conference experience for all attendees!
Dec 9 - Allied Member booth registration opens, (reg. link will be emailed 9am EST)
Dec 16 - Booth registration open to the public (reg. link will be posted here)
Feb 3 - Attendee registration opens
Feb 3 - Call for Sessions opens
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