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Statement by Secretary Cardona on President Biden’s Nomination of Catherine Lhamon

Contact: Press Office, (202) 401-1576, press@ed.gov U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona today issued the following statement on President Biden’s intent to nominate Catherine Lhamon for Assistant Secretary of the Office for Civil Rights at the U.S. Department of Education: “I am thrilled that President Biden is nominating Catherine Lhamon to serve as Assistant Secretary More Info »

Department of Education’s Federal Student Aid Denies Reinstatement Application of For-Profit Law School

Today’s action delivers on President Biden’s campaign commitment to stop for-profit institutions from profiteering off students Contact: Press Office, (202) 401-1576, press@ed.gov Today, the office of Federal Student Aid (FSA) in the U.S. Department of Education (ED) informed Florida Coastal School of Law that its application for reinstatement to participate in federal student aid programs More Info »

Zovio reports enrollment challenges at U of Arizona Global Campus – Higher Ed Dive

Dive Brief: Zovio, a for-profit college operator turned educational services company, has encountered several hurdles in helping the new University of Arizona Global Campus establish its brand, resulting in enrollment challenges at the institution. The company sold Ashford University to the University of Arizona last year and became the resulting online college’s educational services provider. More Info »

Florida Coastal School of Law ‘operated recklessly,’ loses federal student aid – jacksonville.com

The federal government has cut off student aid at Jacksonville’s Florida Coastal School of Law, saying that information in financial statements “raises substantial doubt about its ability to continue operations.” The U.S. Education Department said Thursday it had rejected the school’s request to reinstate a contract for participation in federal student aid programs that expired More Info »

Eligibility To Receive Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students Under the Higher Education Emergency Relief Programs – Federal Register

AGENCY: Office of Postsecondary Education, Department of Education. ACTION: Final regulations. SUMMARY: The Secretary amends the Department of Education regulations so that an institution of higher education (IHE) may appropriately determine which individuals currently or previously enrolled at an institution are eligible to receive emergency financial aid grants to students under the Higher Education Emergency More Info »

Accreditor Flags Florida State Search – Inside Higher Ed

The Florida Board of Governors could jeopardize Florida State University’s accreditation if it considers Richard Corcoran for the university’s president while Corcoran remains a member of the state university system’s governing board. Belle Wheelan, president of Florida State’s accreditor, the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges, sent a letter Thursday to Sydney More Info »