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Herzing University Named 2021-2022 Military Friendly® School

MENOMONEE FALLS, Wis., Feb. 25, 2021 — Herzing University, an accredited private nonprofit institution with 10 campuses in seven states and an online division, announced today that it has earned the 2021-2022 Military Friendly® School designation by VIQTORY, publisher of G.I. Jobs® and Military Spouse.® Herzing University provides military veterans, active duty, guard and reserve More Info »

Notice of Proposed Institutional Eligibility Criteria for Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF) Supplemental Aid to Institutions of Higher Education (SAIHE) Program

Action: Notice of Proposed Institutional Eligibility Criteria Summary: This notice provides institutions of higher education with the Department’s proposed institutional eligibility criteria for implementing the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2021 (CRRSAA), Pub. L. 116-260 (Dec. 27, 2020), section 314(a)(3) program, called the Supplemental Aid to Institutions of Higher Education (SAIHE) Program. This More Info »

American Public Education Announces Pricing of $80 Million Public Offering of Common Stock

CHARLES TOWN, W.Va., Feb. 25, 2021 — American Public Education, Inc. (Nasdaq: APEI) today announced the pricing of its public offering of 3,200,000 shares of its common stock at a public offering price of $25.00 per share. APEI has granted the underwriters a 30-day option to purchase up to an additional 480,000 shares of common More Info »

A Poison Pill for For-Profit Colleges – The Wall Street Journal

Colleges for years have justified charging exorbitant tuition by offering what they claim is an immersive education. But many closed their campuses during the pandemic and didn’t discount tuition. Now Democrats plan to shower them with more money while punishing vocational schools. Congress allocated colleges $14 billion from the Cares Act and $23 billion in More Info »

U.S. Department of Education Announces More Biden-Harris Appointees

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Feb. 25, 2021 Contact: Press Office (202) 401-1576 or press@ed.gov WASHINGTON — Today, the U.S. Department of Education announced more political appointees that will lead various parts of the agency. These diverse and accomplished individuals will bring a wealth of knowledge and expertise to the Department, and work to quickly advance key More Info »

Laureate Education says it’s not selling all its schools — for now – Baltimore Business Journal

Amid speculation about the company’s future, Laureate Education Inc. disclosed in its quarterly financial report Thursday that it plans to continue owning and operating its schools in Peru and Mexico. The owner of for-profit colleges and universities has been selling off its institutions around the world over the past year as part of a process More Info »

Burr Supports Qualified Secretary of Education Pick, Underscores Importance of Reopening Schools

Today, Senator Richard Burr (R-NC), the Ranking Member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee, expressed his support of Dr. Miguel Cardona to serve as U.S. Secretary of Education and stressed the importance of following science to bring students back to the classroom. WATCH: Senator Burr delivers remarks on the Senate floor More Info »

Cardona confirmation vote expected next week – myrecordjournal.com

Meriden resident Miguel Cardona’s nomination to become the next U.S. Secretary of Education is now headed to a final vote for confirmation by the U.S. Senate. That vote is expected to occur early next week. On Thursday, senators voted by a 66 to 32 margin to invoke cloture on the nomination, a procedural step that More Info »

President Speaks: A case for income-share agreements at colleges – Higher Ed Drive

Clarkson University offers the financing option to around two dozen students a year along with additional academic and career support. Editor’s note: Tony Collins is the president of Clarkson University, in New York. You can read Higher Ed Dive’s coverage of considerations for using income-share agreements here. We see it in the headlines on a More Info »

Next Gen FSA – FSA Partner Connect Website Launch Planned for Late March 2021 (EA ID: GENERAL-21-12)

During the December 2020 virtual training conference, Federal Student Aid (FSA) announced that FSA Partner Connect—a new portal for our community of institutional and financial partners—will launch in spring 2021. We plan to launch the FSA Partner Connect site at fsapartners.ed.gov on March 28, 2021. In this announcement, we provide background about FSA Partner Connect More Info »