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Trump: “We’re Looking” At Extending Student Loan Payment Suspension – Forbes

President Trump said at his press briefing yesterday that his administration is potentially considering extending the current moratorium on federal student loan payments. “We… suspended student loan payments for six months, and we’re looking to do that additionally and for additional periods of time,” he said. Trump provided no further details. Congress had suspended all More Info »

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White House willing to cut a stimulus deal without ‘liability shield,’ breaking with McConnell – The Washington Post

The Senate majority leader had said this week that there would be no deal with Democrats without legal protections for employers against pandemic claims The White House is willing to cut a deal with Democrats that leaves out Senate Republican legislation aimed at protecting employers, hospitals and schools from coronavirus-related lawsuits, according to two people More Info »

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3 Things Covid-19 Will End In Higher Ed – Forbes

College Covid questions are about to be answered. We will know in just a few weeks whether college enrollments for the fall tanked, whether schools will brave an in-person teaching model, a blend or go entirely online, whether schools can enforce social distance and mask regimens, and much more. Right now, everyone is speculating. Back More Info »

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Do colleges students need COVID tests every two days to stay safe? – UB

Either colleges open their doors to students in September or ‘they risk serious financial consequences’ Colleges and universities may need to test students for COVID every two days, and isolate the infected in restricted residence halls, to control campus coronavirus outbreaks, a new study suggests. Simply asking students to monitor themselves for symptoms such as More Info »

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Colleges reverse course on reopening as pandemic continues – Boston Globe

With the fall semester fast approaching and coronavirus infections still rampant, numerous colleges and universities nationwide are reversing course and abandoning plans to bring students back to campus. Last week George Washington University, Georgetown University, and American University, all in the Washington, D.C., area, announced that they would be almost entirely online in the fall, More Info »

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

As part of the Common Origination and Disbursement (COD) System implementation planned for Aug. 2, 2020, we will make changes to the COD System to support the reporting requirements for withdrawn students who qualify for a Title IV waiver under the CARES Act. In this announcement, we provide the following important information about our implementation More Info »

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Few colleges are setting clear benchmarks for closing campuses – Education Dive

Though many schools have publicly shared reopening plans, most don’t define guidelines for what would necessitate a campus shutdown. The trickle has become a flood. Many colleges that initially intended to reopen their campuses have, in recent weeks, accepted the reality of a largely virtual fall. Some administrators are still holding out hope for a More Info »

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ED Announces Additional Reporting Requirements for CARES Act HEERF Funds – NASFAA

On Wednesday, the Department of Education (ED) posted in the Federal Register an information collection request on a data collection form to satisfy Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF) reporting requirements specified in section 18004(e) of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, which states that an institution “receiving funds under this section More Info »

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Issuance of Dear CPA Letter CPA-20-01, Site Visit Exemption During COVID-19 Outbreak (Updated 7/29/2020) – IFAP

Note: On July 14, 2020, the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Inspector General updated Dear CPA Letter CPA-20-01 to extend the timeframe for the site visit exemption described in the March 10, 2020 letter, to audits of fiscal years ending through December 31, 2020. On March 10, 2020, the U.S. Department of Education, Office More Info »

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Here’s Our New List of Colleges’ Reopening Plans – The Chronicle of Higher Education

The coronavirus pandemic has left higher-education leaders facing difficult decisions about when to reopen campuses and how to go about it. Since April, The Chronicle has tracked individual colleges’ plans, generating a list of more than 1,250 institutions. Now The Chronicle is partnering with Davidson College’s College Crisis Initiative (C2i), which has collected reopening plans More Info »

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