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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…

November 18, 2016 · by mlivolsi · Spark Notes

Prepared by:  Harrison Wadsworth (hwadsworth@wpllc.net)   November 18, 2016 The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has announced that it will delay the enforcement of a change to how institutions of higher education report tuition and fees on the 1098-T forms they provide to students and to the IRS so students/taxpayers can claim the American Opportunity Tax…

October 31, 2016 · by mlivolsi · Spark Notes

Prepared by:  Harrison Wadsworth (hwadsworth@wpllc.net)   October 28, 2016 The Department of Education (ED) last night announced the publication of the final regulations expanding the definition of “defense to repayment” (DTR) where Direct Loan borrowers can avoid repaying a federal student loan if they can show their school misrepresented its offerings, falsely certified the student’s…

October 20, 2016 · by mlivolsi · Spark Notes

October 19, 2016 From: Wes Huffman Based on Section 466 (c) of the Higher Education Act, the Department of Education is requiring institutions of higher education to return the federal share of any Excess Liquid Capital (ELC) from their Federal Perkins Loan Revolving Fund.  ELC is the amount of the fund’s “Cash on Hand” that…

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