January 26, 2015
Lawmakers Introduce Bills to Simplify Student AidLawmakers Introduce Bills to Simplify Student Aid
As Congress attempts to rewrite the Higher Education Act, set to expire this fall, lawmakers have introduced a number of proposals that would change the way students and families pay for college, simplifying the process of applying for federal financial aid and repaying loans.

CFPB Proposes Draft Template for Student Banking Options

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau seeks feedback on a proposed template for colleges and universities to use when comparing student banking options.

Data on Campus Law Enforcement Released

The vast majority of four-year colleges and universities with 2,500 students or more operate their own law enforcement agency, although significantly more public institutions than private schools use sworn officers, a Department of Justice survey shows.

President Obama Begins Year with Ambitious Plans for Higher Education

In his State of the Union address, President Obama highlighted his proposal to make a community college education free for students and a tax plan that would simplify the American Opportunity Tax Credit. There is, however, a long road ahead.

New PLUS Loan Regulations Set for Early Implementation

New rules determining if a parent or student borrower has an adverse credit history—for the purpose of PLUS Loan eligibility—are set for early implementation on March 29, according to the Department of Education.

ED Reminds Schools About Third-Party Servicer Requirements

A significant number of institutions are failing to comply with requirements to report information about contracts with third-party servicers who help them administer Title IV student aid programs, the Department of Education asserts.

Conquering the Challenges of a Planned Giving Program

Recorded on: Wednesday, February 11, 2015 1:00PM ET

This webcast will delve into the pros and cons that planned gifts can offer colleges and universities. Speakers will share examples of the accompanying accounting and operational challenges, including suggestions for effectively maintaining and managing a planned giving program.



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