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October 12, 2017 · by mlivolsi · Spark Notes

Written by Wes Huffman (whuffman@wpllc.net) October 6, 2017 The U.S. Department of Education today released a dear-colleague letter regarding the wind-down of the Federal Perkins Loan Program. It provides information on the expiration of authority to make new Perkins loans, the distribution of assets of institutions’ Federal Perkins Loan Revolving Fund, and the assignment of…

October 2, 2017 · by mlivolsi · Spark Notes

September 29, 2017 A note from:  Wes Huffman (whuffman@wpllc.net) The Perkins Loan Program is set to expire tomorrow. However, the program has expired in the past, only to be revived at a later date.  In 2015, the Perkins Loan Program expired on September 30, only to be revived in December of the same year.  COHEAO…

September 22, 2017 · by mlivolsi · Spark Notes

As you are aware, the Federal Perkins Loan Program is scheduled to expire September 30, 2017.  As was the case in 2015, there is another opportunity for Congress to pass an extension so that the future of Perkins can be considered during the HEA reauthorization. Two years ago, our success resulted from the hard work…

September 15, 2017 · by mlivolsi · Spark Notes

September 15, 2017 Written by Greg Marak (gmarak@wpllc.net) This week, S. 1808 was introduced to extend the Perkins Loan Program for two years. The bill is identical to the House bill, according to its sponsors.  It was introduced by Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), Rob Portman (R-OH), Bob Casey (D-PA) and Susan Collins (R-ME). Cosponsoring the bill…

September 15, 2017 · by mlivolsi · Spark Notes

September 11, 2017 Written by Greg Marak (gmarak@wpllc.net) The Department of Education’s Office of Federal Student Aid announced that it will delay the collection of Excess Liquid Capital (ELC) from the Perkins Loan Revolving Fund until after the eCampus-Based system has converted to the Common Origination and Disbursement (COD) platform in 2018. The announcement indicates…

August 31, 2017 · by mlivolsi · Spark Notes

Today, the Department of Education released an updated version of its “Guidance for helping Title IV participants affected by a major disaster” Dear Colleague Letter.  Below is the guidance relating to the Campus-Based Programs generally and Perkins Loan specifically. The announcement and the full letter from the Department of Education are also available online. General…

August 29, 2017 · by mlivolsi · Spark Notes

The Perkins Loan Program is in jeopardy with expiration on the horizon and the HEA reauthorization process stalled.  It’s a familiar challenge, but also one we have faced and conquered many times.  As was the case in 2015, there is another opportunity for Congress to pass an extension. Two years ago, our success resulted from…

August 28, 2017 · by mlivolsi · Spark Notes

August 29, 2017 COHEAO is pleased to announce an upcoming webinar, “DREAMers: An Overview of DACA, the Impact of the New Administration, and Updates for Campus Administrators,” rescheduled for this Thursday, August 31 from 2:00 to 3:30 PM Eastern Time. Jessica Cordisco of Drexel University will present a general overview of the “Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals”…

August 9, 2017 · by mlivolsi · Spark Notes

Prepared by:  Wes Huffman (whuffman@wpllc.net)   Politico, a Capitol Hill trade publication, highlighted the efforts of COHEAO and other organizations to preserve the Perkins Loan Program in its “Morning Education” newsletter this morning. The email and online newsletter, which is read by thousands, including Congressional staff and other DC “insiders,” highlighted the Perkins Loan Extension Act (HR 2482)…

July 17, 2017 · by mlivolsi · Spark Notes

Prepared by:  Hannah Allen (hallen@wpllc.net) The Perkins Loan Program Extension Act currently has 63 congressional cosponsors.  The authors of the bi-partisan legislation, Representatives Elise Stefanik (R-NY) and Mark Pocan (D-WI), and its lead co-sponsors just circulated a new “Dear Colleague Letter” to every Representative that outlines the benefits of the program and urges House Members…

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