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June 26, 2019 · by mlivolsi · Spark Notes

Yesterday, June 25, 2019, the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Anti-Trust, Commercial and Administrative Law held a hearing, “Oversight of Bankruptcy Law and Legislative Proposals.” The hearing was billed as covering several pieces of legislation, but about 75 percent of the testimony and questions by Subcommittee members was about making it easier to discharge student loans,…

May 30, 2019 · by mlivolsi · Spark Notes

On Friday, May 24, the Department of Education (ED) posted an announcement, “Federal Perkins Loan Program – Delay of Revolving Fund Distribution of Assets” that clearly shows ED leaders are planning to allow institutions to be reimbursed for their share of cancelled loans. In the notice, ED said it decided to halt a required distribution…

March 21, 2019 · by mlivolsi · Spark Notes

March 20, 2019 COHEAO and others have been talking to the Department of Education and Congress about the obligation under the Higher Education Act for the Department to reimburse institutions for their share of cancelled Perkins loans.  With no new loans being made and the Department in the process of winding down the program, this…

March 8, 2019 · by mlivolsi · Spark Notes

Dear Valued Colleague: While hearings are being scheduled and Congressional priorities established for reauthorization of the Higher Education Act (HEA), several Members of Congress have expressed their bi-partisan support of COHEAO’s proposal for a “21st Century” version of the expired Federal Perkins Loan Program. COHEAO has been asked to conduct a poll designed to measure support…

February 8, 2019 · by mlivolsi · Spark Notes

Prepared by: Greg Marak (gmarak@bosewashingtonpartners.com) February 8, 2019 This week, Senate HELP Committee Chairman Lamar Alexander gave an address at the American Enterprise Institute (AEI) outlining his objectives with regard to the reauthorization of the Higher Education Act (HEA), which he would like to introduce by spring of this year so it can become law…

November 28, 2018 · by mlivolsi · Spark Notes

Prepared by: Greg Marak (gmarak@bosewashingtonpartners.com) and Jared Solomon (jsolomon@bosewashingtonpartners.com) November 27, 2018 At the 2018 Federal Student Aid (FSA) Training Conference in Atlanta this week, the Department of Education’s Director of Policy Liaison and Implementation Jeff Appel announced that the Department plans to delay the recall of Federal Perkins Loan funds for the time being…

August 9, 2018 · by mlivolsi · Spark Notes

August 8, 2018 Prepared by: Greg Marak (gmarak@bosewashingtonpartners.com) Register today for COHEAO’s September 18 Higher Education Compliance Workshop! Below is an exclusive peak at one of our sessions. Kent Wada, chief privacy officer and director, policy and governance for the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), will discuss the current challenge that traditional data breaches…

July 16, 2018 · by mlivolsi · Spark Notes

July 16, 2018 Dear COHEAO Members, We wanted to provide you an update on last week’s mark-up of the Fiscal Year 2019 House Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education  Appropriations bill. We were excited to see that a  proposal advocated for by COHEAO regarding the continued servicing of Perkins loans was included in the…

July 12, 2018 · by mlivolsi · Spark Notes

Prepared by: Greg Marak July 12, 2018 Dear COHEAO members, Federal Student Aid (FSA) recently released the attached announcement regarding the distribution of assets and timelines for the Federal Perkins Loan revolving Fund in 2018-19. The following is from the release: The 2018–19 Distribution of Assets Notification Process After the FISAP is submitted through the…

June 12, 2018 · by mlivolsi · Spark Notes

June 11, 2018 Prepared by: Greg Marak Dear COHEAO Members, Please find attached the documents for advocacy on COHEAO’s Administrative Cost Allowance proposal for the  House and Senate Labor, HHS, Education appropriations bills mentioned in Friday’s Torch: ACA proposal & language Sample emails to use for House and Senate offices House & Senate Appropriations Staff…

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