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Ashford University’s 2020 Teaching and Learning Conference Examines Critical Issues in Online Higher Education

SAN DIEGO, Dec. 1, 2020 — Ashford University hosted its sixth annual Teaching and Learning Conference (TLC) More than a Degree: Merging the Classroom and the Real World on November 3-5, 2020. The virtual conference brought together more than 1,500 faculty, staff, students, researchers, and practitioners from across the United States and abroad for discussions More Info »

Attention: HEERF Grant Reporting Contact Information Due to ED Tomorrow – NASFAA

In a recent email to institutions’ primary IPEDS contacts, the Department of Education (ED) requested that grantee institutions submit contact information for campus officials who should receive an email from ED later in December with login information for the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF) Annual Report Data Collection System. The email asks institutions to More Info »

Secretary DeVos Expands on Revamped College Scorecard, Adding Second-year Post Graduation Earnings and Cumulative Loan Data to Help Students Make Informed Choices

Contact: Press Office, (202) 401-1576, press@ed.gov WASHINGTON — Delivering on her promise to continually update and improve College Scorecard, U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos announced today that students can now compare average earnings two years after graduation based on field of study and how much federal student loan debt they can expect to incur, More Info »

Regulatory Flexibilities, Addressing the COVID-19 Challenge, and Legislative Updates at FSA Training Conference – NASFAA

During the second day of Federal Student Aid’s (FSA) annual training conference, Department of Education (ED) officials highlighted regulatory flexibilities in the wake of the coronavirus and efforts to incorporate feedback from stakeholders in the last year, and included a legislative update on congressional action that could impact financial aid professionals. Diane Jones, principal deputy More Info »

Aide to DeVos Outlines Accomplishments – Inside Higher Ed

Highlighting the Education Department’s accomplishments under the Trump administration, Principal Deputy Under Secretary Diane Auer Jones said the agency had listened to colleges’ call for regulatory relief. “We heard what you’ve said about regulatory burden and we’ve tried to address it,” she said remotely at the Federal Student Aid Training Conference Wednesday. This fall, for More Info »