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June 15, 2017 · by mlivolsi · Spark Notes

June 14, 2017 Prepared by:  Greg Marak (gmarak@wpllc.net) Department of Education (ED) officials announced plans to roll back two of the Obama Administration’s rules on institutional accountability in higher education. In a Federal Register notice to be published tomorrow, ED will announce a delay for implementing the gainful employment and borrower defense to repayment rules….

June 7, 2017 · by mlivolsi · Spark Notes

June 7, 2017 Prepared by:  Wes Huffman (whuffman@wpllc.net) Yesterday, COHEAO wrote all members of the House of Representatives encouraging them to co-sponsor the Perkins Loan Extension Act, H.R. 2482. To date, there are 26 cosponsors.  This is already an encouraging number, but this list needs to grow. A copy of COHEAO’s letter is attached with…

June 6, 2017 · by Wes · Spark Notes

Through discussions with a number of our members, we have learned that Conduent (formerly Xerox/ACS) has informed their clients of their intention to discontinue servicing campus-based loans including Perkins as well as institutional loan programs. While we are still in the process of gathering information, we wanted to share with our membership that COHEAO is…

May 18, 2017 · by mlivolsi · Spark Notes

Great news!  Yesterday, Reps. Elise Stefanik (R-NY-21), Mark Pocan (D-WI-02) Louise Slaughter (D-NY-25), John Duncan (R-TN-02), Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL-27) and Mark DeSaulnier (D-CA-11) introduced the Perkins Loan Extension Act of 2017, H.R. 2482. Thanks to the hard work of COHEAO and other Perkins Loan advocates, the bill was introduced with strong bipartisan support, and now…

May 15, 2017 · by mlivolsi · Spark Notes

May 10, 2017 The Perkins Loan Extension Act will remains on track to be introduced by Reps. Elise Stefanik (R-NY) and Mark Pocan (D-WI).  Thanks to the hard work of COHEAO and other Perkins Loan advocates, the bill has strong bipartisan support, but they would like to have more cosponsors.  Once the bill is formally…

April 13, 2017 · by mlivolsi · Spark Notes

April 13, 2017 Last week, COHEAO’s Board of Directors held over 50 meetings on Capitol Hill, and our organization was strongly encouraged by the continued support among federal policymakers for the Perkins Loan Program. Today, COHEAO and Perkins advocates nationwide, together with our champions in Congress, are well positioned to leverage the positive bipartisan momentum…

April 11, 2017 · by mlivolsi · Spark Notes

April 10, 2017 Prepared by:  Wes Huffman (whuffman@wpllc.net) This month, Representatives Elise Stefanik (R-NY) and Mark Pocan (D-WI) will be introducing the Perkins Loan Extension Act, a bill which ensures students will continue to have access to this important student loan program.  Working with COHEAO, ACE, the Alliance for Student Aid, and other higher education…

March 24, 2017 · by mlivolsi · Spark Notes

Prepared by:  Wes Huffman (whuffman@wpllc.net) The House Education and the Workforce Subcommittee on Higher Education and Workforce Development convened a hearing, “Improving Federal Student Aid to Better Meet the Needs of Students.” It was the subcommittee’s first hearing of the year and the first of what is expected to be several in advance of the…

March 17, 2017 · by mlivolsi · Spark Notes

The Perkins Loan Program is scheduled to expire on September 30, 2017, but COHEAO and other advocates continue a strong push to continue the program which has benefited students and schools for 59 years. It is very important for you to have the most current and accurate information regarding this program. Despite the extension prohibition…

March 17, 2017 · by mlivolsi · Spark Notes

Prepared by:  Wes Huffman (whuffman@wpllc.net) The White House released its budget blueprint for FY 2018 today.  The document, titled “America First: A Budget Blueprint to Make America Great Again,” outlines the plans of the Trump Administration for discretionary programs.  In short, the budget calls for extensive cuts to domestic programs to help fund increases for…

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