CECU News - In Case You Missed It
CECU Sets the Record Straight on Misleading Inquiry Against Private Equity Funds in Postsecondary Education
Steve Gunderson, President and CEO of Career Education Colleges and Universities, challenged the research used in assembling the latest attack on private equity funding of colleges in our sector. “Senator Warren and Representative Pocan’s research is so bad, one cannot even comment on the basic premise of their proposal!” said Gunderson. “We know there exist a lot of voices who oppose the sector’s very existence. But at least start with accurate data to make your proposals.”
HELP Committee Chairman, Sen. Alexander, senate floor speech on mini HEA
7 Characteristics of a High-Performing Admissions Rep
Wednesday, September 25th
Monday’s with Morphe and MUD at Bellus Academy Instagram Makeover Series Celebrates Launch of Master Makeup Artistry Program
Each Monday on Instagram @bellusacademy, Bellus Academy makeup artistry leaders will present story makeovers inspired by emerging trends in beauty, fashion and pop culture, using products from Bellus Academy’s two professional makeup partners, Morphe Cosmetics and Makeup Designory (MUD).
Scalia questioned about apprenticeships – Community College Daily
Eugene Scalia, President Trump’s choice for U.S. labor secretary, told a Senate committee on Thursday that he is aware of concerns raised about so-called industry-recognized apprenticeship programs (IRAPs) and that he would — much like with other issues addressed at the hearing — give it a closer look, if confirmed.
Report probes colleges’ online recruitment strategies – Education Dive
A new study from InsideTrack reveals the outreach strategies several big online players in higher education use to recruit prospective students to their programs.
Education Politics and Policy
Durbin Statement On Closed School Discharges For Former ITT Tech Students
U.S. Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) today issued the following statement after Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos announced automatic closed school discharges for more than 7,000 former ITT Tech (ITT) student borrowers—amounting to nearly $95 million in relief.
Washington Watch: Senate releases draft ed funding bill – Community College Daily
Republican leaders in the Senate Appropriations Committee this week released a draft funding bill for fiscal year 2020 that would freeze spending for most programs at current levels.
Education Department threatens funding for university program it sees as biased – The Washington Post
The Education Department is threatening to withhold federal grant money from a Middle East studies program, saying it advances an ideological agenda and promotes a positive view of Islam while virtually ignoring Judaism, Christianity and other religions.
Financial Aid and Student Loan Issues
House Committee Hearing Probes Problems with the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program – Diverse
Now a plaintiff in a lawsuit against the Department of Education and U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos, Finlaw shared her story at a hearing on Thursday before the House Committee of Education and Labor.
Legal and Regulatory Issues
Recent Dismissals of Title IV False Claims Act Lawsuits – Powers Pyles Sutter & Verville PC
Two federal courts recently granted motions to dismiss FCA claims related to Title IV-eligible institutions. These rulings are both an encouraging sign of the rigorous application of the heightened pleading standards of Federal Rule of Civil Procedure (“FRCP”) 9(b) to FCA claims, as well as a reminder of the importance of mounting an effective defense against an FCA claim as early as possible.
Student Assistance General Provisions, Federal Family Education Loan Program, and William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan Program – Federal Register (unpublished)
The Department of Education (Department or We) establishes new Institutional Accountability regulations governing the William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program to revise a Federal standard and a process for adjudicating borrower defenses to repayment claims for Federal student loans first disbursed on or after July 1, 2020, and provide for actions the Secretary may take to collect from schools the amount of financial loss due to successful borrower defense to repayment loan discharges.