ADEA Washington Update

ED Finalizes Income-Based Repayment Rules

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On Oct. 26, the U.S. Department of Education finalized two rules of the Revised Pay As You Earn (REPAYE) student loan repayment program, which aims to provide help to those struggling to repay student loans. Starting in December, the new

CFPB Details Student Loan Servicing Failures

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Students with educational loans made by private lenders are likely to have a far greater risk of default and delinquency than students with loans made by the Department of Education, according to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s (CFPB) annual report

ED Updates Gainful Employment Disclosure Template

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Department of Education (ED) announced the release of an updated Gainful Employment (GE) Template. Institutions are required, no later than January 31, 2016, to update disclosures for all GE programs to reflect information from the 2014 2015 award year using

Department of Education Releases New College Scorecard

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On Sept. 12, the White House announced a new College Scorecard website intended to help students and families spend their education dollars wisely. The previous federal site of the same name faced criticism over its scoring methods and was withd

President Obama Announces FAFSA Filing Changes

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President Obama announced two major changes to the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) in September. Starting with the 2017–2018 financial aid application cycle, families will have three additional months to complete the FAFSA application. The filing process will

Final Rule Adds New Crimes to Clery Act Reporting Requirements

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The Department of Education (ED) has issued a final rule that makes changes to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act. The new rule is intended to strengthen the rights of victims of sexual

Department of Education Approves Revised Pay As You Earn (REPAYE) Plan

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The Department of Education (ED) has agreed on an income-based repayment program that is open to all borrowers, no matter when they took out their loans. The new proposal is called Revised Pay As Your Earn, or REPAYE. The ED panel rel

Education Department Begins Talks to Establish a Second PAYE Plan for Student Loans

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At the end of February, the Department of Education (ED) held the first negotiated rulemaking committee meeting designed to expand the Pay-As-You-Earn (PAYE) repayment plan.

Department of Education Releases Information on Proposed College Ratings System

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The Department of Education has released a draft framework of its controversial plan to set up a college ratings system, but higher education experts remain concerned that the program will not be ready for the 2015–16 academic year.

President Obama Proposes Two Years of Free Community College

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The White House unveiled an ambitious program that would make two years of technical or community college “as free and universal as high school.”