In late May the U.S. Department of Education (the “Department”) announced several changes to its College Scorecard, a tool that is intended to help students and their families make informed decisions about post-secondary enrollment. Then, on July – in a final rule in which the Department announced that it would rescind its “gainful employment” regulations
On December 19, 2016, the U.S. Department of Education (“ED”) announced that following an 18-month review, it had denied Charlotte School of Law (“CSL”) recertification to participate in federal student financial aid programs under Title IV of the Higher Education Act. The denial ended CSL’s participation in the Title IV programs effective December 31, 2016.
On August 18, the U.S. Department of Education issued a series of questions and answers related to “third-party servicers”. This recent guidance follows the issuance of a Dear Colleague Letter in January 2015 that addressed institutional responsibilities and requirements for institutions participating in the Title IV federal student financial aid programs that choose to enter
On March 8, a the three-judge panel of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit affirmed a lower court’s decision rejecting a challenge to the U.S. Department of Education’s “gainful employment” regulations. The regulations, which took effect July 1, 2015 (with the exception of certain disclosure requirements that will take effect