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Q&A Related to ED Relief as a Result of the Covid-19 National Emergency – McClintock & Associates

Based upon the electronic announcements issued by the U.S. Department of Education (ED) and the relief provisions in the CARES Act, we have been receiving numerous questions from institutions on implementing and interpreting this guidance. As a result, we have compiled this Questions and Answer for institutions to utilize as we await future guidance from More Info »

Trump vetoes bipartisan measure against DeVos’ loan rules – The Washington Post

4 Ways Schools Can Avoid Coronavirus Liability Landmines This Fall – Campus Sefety

Schools must do all they can to mitigate the effect of COVID-19 on their school community. Equally, they must limit the liability exposure for their staff and the institution. These are not mutually exclusive goals. Schools face an unprecedented challenge in the fall: the resumption of in-person educational delivery amid the coronavirus pandemic. Just what More Info »

Trump vetoes bipartisan measure against DeVos’ loan rules – The Washington Post

Senator Murray Opposes Request by College Groups for Liability Protection – Inside Higher Ed

Weighing in for the first time on the push by colleges to be protected from coronavirus-related lawsuits should they reopen, Senator Patty Murray said she opposes granting a “liability shield” because it would essentially say, “it’s okay if students or employees get sick.” The comments by the top Democrat on the Senate education committee in More Info »

Trump vetoes bipartisan measure against DeVos’ loan rules – The Washington Post

Higher-Ed Lobbying Group, Eyeing an In-Person Fall, Asks Congress for Liability Shields – The Chronicle of Higher Education

Higher-education leaders seeking to open their campuses for in-person operations this fall are asking Congress for protections that would insulate colleges from lawsuits brought by students, faculty, or staff who contract the new coronavirus. The American Council on Education sent a letter on Thursday to Senate and House leaders seeking “temporary and targeted” liability-exposure protections More Info »

Trump vetoes bipartisan measure against DeVos’ loan rules – The Washington Post

Students at Universal Technical Institute Receive Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund CARES Act Grants

Funding will help more than 10,000 students impacted by the COVID-19 crisis SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., May 27, 2020 — Universal Technical Institute (NYSE: UTI), the nation’s leading provider of transportation technician training, has begun distributing $17.6 million in Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF) CARES Act stimulus grants to more than 10,000 students training for careers More Info »

Trump vetoes bipartisan measure against DeVos’ loan rules – The Washington Post

ECPI University reopens its Richmond area campuses with temperature checks – abc 8 news

RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — ECPI University and its three campuses in the Richmond area have reopened for class under some extra safety precautions, including temperature checks. Most Virginia colleges have said on-campus instruction won’t return until the fall. Yet, ECPI is a year-round school that requires a lot of hands-on training. Matt Grinsell, campus president More Info »

Trump vetoes bipartisan measure against DeVos’ loan rules – The Washington Post

ED Urges Court to Toss out Challenge to Aid Distribution, Pledging Additional Guidance – NASFAA

The Department of Education (ED) is urging a judge to disregard a lawsuit filed by the California Community Colleges System over eligibility requirements related to disbursement of funds from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, since ED says it has not issued its final guidance on how to implement the aid. The More Info »

Trump vetoes bipartisan measure against DeVos’ loan rules – The Washington Post

In Massachusetts, Colleges Ask Government for Liability Shield and Testing Help – The Chronicle of Higher Education

College leaders may be talking a big game about planning to reopen this fall, but such plans are dependent on many factors — perhaps most notably, government orders, guidance, and flexibility. In Massachusetts, where higher education is a significant part of the regional economy, a coalition of public and private colleges is urging the state More Info »

Trump vetoes bipartisan measure against DeVos’ loan rules – The Washington Post

The Surest Step Toward Normalcy – Inside Higher Ed

The fundamental issue isn’t whether colleges should reopen in August, writes Lamar Alexander, but how institutions can do it safely. The question for administrators of the nation’s roughly 6,000 colleges and 100,000 schools is not whether to reopen in August, but how to do it safely. Most are working overtime to get ready for the More Info »

Trump vetoes bipartisan measure against DeVos’ loan rules – The Washington Post

Senators ask DeVos to adjust FAFSA form due to the coronavirus pandemic – The Hill

A bipartisan group of senators is asking the Department of Education to adjust the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form and website to account for changes to a student’s financial situation as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. “Students and families who have recently become unemployed or suffered a significant drop in income More Info »

Trump vetoes bipartisan measure against DeVos’ loan rules – The Washington Post