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February 28, 2018 · by mlivolsi · Spark Notes, Uncategorized

February 28, 2018 Prepared by: Greg Marak (gmarak@bosewashingtonpartners.com) The Perkins Loan Extension Act of 2017 (H.R.2482/S.1808) – currently has 243 cosponsors in the House and 22 cosponsors in the Senate! We need Congress to do the right thing and extend the Perkins Loan Program while they consider the future of all student aid programs during…

February 20, 2018 · by mlivolsi · Spark Notes

February 20, 2018 Prepared by: Greg Marak (gmarak@bosewashingtonpartners.com) It was announced last week that Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee Ranking Member Patty Murray (D-WA), is asking students, parents and workers to share personal stories and ideas about what they would like Congress to focus on when reauthorizing the Higher Education Act (HEA)….

February 13, 2018 · by mlivolsi · Spark Notes

February 13, 2018 Prepared by: Greg Marak gmarak@bosewashingtonpartners.com On Monday, February 12, 2018, the White House released its FY 2019 budget request. The budget proposal, titled “Efficient, Effective, Accountable: An American Budget,” sets forth President Donald Trump’s priorities as Congress prepares to consider spending bills for FY 2019. It calls for major cuts to Medicare,…

February 9, 2018 · by mlivolsi · Spark Notes

On January 30, COHEAO conference delegates visited Capitol Hill and participated in more than 65 meetings to advocate for a Perkins extension and other issues relevant to their institutions and organizations. By far the most significant takeaway from these meetings is the importance of outreach to Members of Congress who represent your district or state. At…

February 7, 2018 · by mlivolsi · Spark Notes

January 19, 2018 Prepared by: Greg Marak (gmarak@bosewashingtonpartners.com) On Tuesday, February 6, 2018, the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee held a hearing entitled, “Reauthorizing the Higher Education Act: Improving College Affordability.” This is expected to be the final hearing on HEA the committee plans, for now. While there was no mention of…

January 19, 2018 · by mlivolsi · Spark Notes

January 19, 2018 Prepared by: Greg Marak (gmarak@bosewashingtonpartners.com) On Thursday, January 18, 2018, the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) committee held a hearing entitled, “Reauthorizing the Higher Education Act: Financial Aid Simplification and Transparency.” A large part of the committee’s discussion centered around new and existing proposals that are designed to contribute to…

December 15, 2017 · by mlivolsi · Spark Notes

Written by: Greg Marak (gmarak@wpllc.net) December 14, 2017 On December 1, 2017, House Education and the Workforce Republicans, led by Chairwoman Virginia Foxx (R-NC) unveiled their comprehensive Higher Education Act (HEA) reauthorization proposal. This week, after amendments were added and voted on, the bill cleared the committee in a vote along party lines, 23-17. A…

December 15, 2017 · by mlivolsi · Spark Notes

Written by Wes Huffman (whuffman@wpllc.net) December 12, 2017 Written by Wes Huffman (whuffman@wpllc.net) Today, the House Education and the Workforce Committee is marking up the Promoting Real Opportunity, Success and Prosperity through Education Reform (PROSPER) Act (H.R. 4508), the House Republicans plan to address the Higher Education Act.  In advance of the markup, COHEAO sent…

October 26, 2017 · by mlivolsi · Spark Notes, Uncategorized

October 24, 2017 Written by Wes Huffman (whuffman@wpllc.net) Following the expiration of the authority to make new Perkins Loans on October 1, COHEAO has received several inquiries regarding loan disbursements, the path forward for Perkins, and other related matters. Below is COHEAO’s guidance regarding the inquiries we have received to date: For students with loans…

October 12, 2017 · by mlivolsi · Spark Notes

October 6, 2017 Written by Wes Huffman (whuffman@wpllc.net) 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…

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