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United Education Institute Opening New Las Vegas Campus This Fall

Las Vegas — Clark County will have improved access to educational opportunities with United Education Institute (UEI) opening a new campus location in Las Vegas at the Boulevard Mall (3450 S. Maryland Pkwy) this fall. UEI is an accredited institution that offers a range of vocational and trade programs to help students get started in More Info »

Email to Grantees Regarding HEERF Reporting Requirements

The purpose of this email is to inform you of several recent updates to the CARES Act, Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF) programs for institutions of higher education (IHEs): (1) Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is an allowable expenditure under HEERF Just to clarify, purchases to ensure the physical safety of students on campus is More Info »

Rasmussen College Hosts Fourth-Annual Virtual Career Fair

Free online event facilitates connections with employers and delivers career-focused guidance to help participants with their career development amid the COVID-19 pandemic MINNEAPOLIS–Rasmussen College, a regionally accredited private college, is hosting its fourth-annual Virtual Career Fair on Sept. 29, 2020, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. CDT. Participants can network and discuss qualifications, as well More Info »


Lately, we have been receiving questions regarding the guidance for when a student withdrawal can be treated as a COVID-19 drop and be eligible for the CARES Act R2T4 relief. While the U.S. Department of Education laid out how to handle coronavirus-related interruptions of study in previous guidance, we want to share this reminder of More Info »

COD System Implementation Information for Additional COD System Changes to Support the CARES Act – Phase Two – IFAP

As part of the Common Origination and Disbursement (COD) System implementation planned for Sept. 27, 2020, we will make additional changes to the COD System to support the reporting requirements for withdrawn students who qualify for a Title IV waiver under the CARES Act. These changes supplement the work completed on Aug. 2, 2020 and More Info »

Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposals, Submissions, and Approvals (Unpublished) – Federal Register

Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and approval; Comment Request; CARES Act, Recipient’s Funding Certification and Agreement (Institutional Aid) AGENCY: Office of Postsecondary Education, Department of Education (ED). ACTION: Notice SUMMARY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, ED is proposing an extension without change More Info »

Community College Enrollments Drop This Fall – Inside Higher Ed

Community colleges are seeing a bleak enrollment picture and undergraduate enrollments are down largely across the board, but not by as much as some had feared. Undergraduate enrollments are down 2.5 percent compared to last fall, with the biggest losses being at community colleges, where enrollments declined by 7.5 percent, according to preliminary data on More Info »

For-Profit Colleges Look to ‘Urban Members of Congress’ to Protect Gains Under Trump – U.S. News

The lobbying strategy by a key industry group targets Black and Hispanic lawmakers whose constituencies, critics say, are among those preyed upon by disreputable for-profit colleges. THE ORGANIZATION THAT represents the country’s for-profit colleges is attempting to recruit support among “urban members of Congress” as a bulwark against the legislative reversal of policy gains the More Info »

Nearly All Borrowers Utilizing CARES Act Payment Suspension, Quarterly FSA Data Report Shows – NASFAA

A vast majority of borrowers who have federal Direct Loans (DL) are taking advantage of the payment suspension enacted under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act, according to a quarterly report released this week by Federal Student Aid (FSA) outlining federal aid applications, loan disbursements, delinquencies, and other measures of student aid More Info »

Feedback Requested: Draft Fiscal Year 2020–24 Strategic Plan is Now Available – IFAP

Today, we are pleased to announce the draft of our Fiscal Year 2020–24 Strategic Plan is now available for your review and feedback on StudentAid.gov at StudentAid.gov/strategicplan. This strategic plan illustrates an exciting new direction for Federal Student Aid (FSA) through the Next Gen FSA initiative to modernize our services, operations, and workforce for the More Info »