California higher education bills remain unresolved during summer break. The seven original bills passed the Assembly, but have undergone amendments in the Senate. Read our summary of the trajectory of the bills over the past few months as we await the Legislature to reconvene on August 12.
The Department of Education released a final rule that rescinds the entirety of the Obama-era Gainful Employment Rule.
The Department of Education confirmed that covered institutions must meet the new Gainful Employment disclosure requirements as of July 1. The pending new GE rule and its implementation remain uncertain.
The deadline for affected institutions to file reports with the Department of Education under the Obama-era Borrower Defense to Repayment Rule (BDTR) is fast approaching.
The California Assembly Higher Education Committee unanimously voted to advance a bill, AB 1345, designed to exclude OPMs and service providers from tuition share arrangements.
At Long Last…ED Issues Guidance Regarding Implementation of the 2016 Borrower Defense to Repayment Rules
The Department of Education has issued guidance to institutions on the Borrower Defense to Repayment regulations.
Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Senate Minority Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL) have introduced the PROTECT Students Act, which contains numerous provisions intended to target for-profit institutions; however, the collateral impact on independent institutions may be significant.