On June 22, the United States Department of Education announced its new information collection system for postsecondary institutions that participate in the Title IV programs to comply with the foreign owner, contract and gift reporting obligations under the HEA.
ED Issues Interim Final Rule on Student Eligibility for HEERF Funding While Courts Grant Preliminary Injunctions
On June 17, the US Department of Education issued an interim final rule limiting student eligibility for CARES Act emergency grants.
The Department of Education issued guidance directing postsecondary institutions to publicly disclose on their websites detailed information and data on how they allocate emergency student grant funding under the CARES Act’s HEERF.
On April 21, the US Education Department announced the release of the remaining $6 billion of stimulus funding under the CARES Act’s Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund to help institutions with COVID-19-related costs.
The Department of Education made available another $3 billion in grant funding under the CARES Act, which will go to states to provide emergency support for education.
ED Releases CARES Act Stimulus Funding for Emergency Student Grants, Subject to Institutional Certification
ED announced it will release a portion of the CARES Act higher education funding to allow institutions to make emergency student grants.
On April 3, the Department of Education released an electronic announcement with continuing guidance for institutions responding to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Following ED’s release of guidance to accrediting agencies on March 17, including the flexibility to bypass public comment periods and adoption by full agency membership, accreditors have been developing and adopting new (and notably temporary) policies to address COVID-19 challenges.