Category: Higher Ed

Cooley Team at NACUA

Greg Ferenbach and Paul Thompson

The 2017 NACUA Annual Conference is June 25-28 in Chicago, Illinois. The annual NACUA conference attracts hundreds of higher education attorneys each year to learn and discuss current issues and legal developments in the field of higher education law.

Cooley Team at NASFAA

Blain Butner, Marjorie Arrington, Rebecca Flake, Pat Dickerson, Kate Lee Carey, Naomi Harralson May and Joseph Mensah

The 2017 NASFAA National Conference is June 26-29 in San Diego, California. The annual NASFAA conference brings together 2,500+ student aid professionals from across the nation. Members of the Cooley team will be presenting throughout the conference.

Department Seeks Public Comment on Regulations to Repeal

Vince Sampson and Nancy Anderson

As part of the Administration’s regulatory reform directive, the Office of the Secretary of the Department of Education is seeking public comments on regulations and guidance that may be appropriate for repeal, replacement or modification.

Department of Education’s Announcement Leaves Unanswered Questions Regarding Coming Gainful Employment Rule Deadline

Jonathon Glass, Kate Lee Carey and Vince Sampson

The Department of Education announced it will engage in a new negotiated rulemaking to revise the Gainful Employment Rule, but questions remain.

Department of Education Delays Borrower Defense Rules and Proposes Reset on Gainful Employment

Vince Sampson and Nancy Anderson

The Department announced today that it will delay Borrower Defense and will convene a new “Mega Neg Reg,” which will include Borrower Defense and Gainful Employment.

Reminder: July 1 Deadline for Out-of-State Schools to Register to Enroll Distance Learning Students in California

Kate Lee Carey, Greg Ferenbach and Joseph Mensah

Effective July 1, private postsecondary institutions outside of California that enroll California students are generally subject to new “Out-of-State Institution Registration” regulations.

Cooley Team at CECU Annual Convention & Exposition

Blain Butner, Jonathon Glass, Kate Lee Carey, David Mills, Vince Sampson and Jay Vaughan

The 2017 Career Education Colleges and Universities (CECU) Annual Convention & Exposition is June 6-8 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The CECU Annual Convention brings together nearly 300 organizations and approximately 1,500 attendees. Members of the Cooley team will be speaking throughout the conference.

California Assembly Recommends Eliminating For-Profit Institutions from Cal Grant Program

Kate Lee Carey and Vince Sampson

While there are indications that Washington has lessened its antipathy towards for-profit institutions, states continue to go in their own directions. This post focuses on the California Assembly’s recommendation to eliminate for-profit institutions from the Cal Grant program.

State Authorization and Licensing: Recent Developments and Trends to Watch

Greg Ferenbach and Nancy Anderson

State authorization requirements, particularly for online education programs, remain in flux even as more states join the state reciprocity compact, known as SARA, which applies to accredited institutions.

Assessing Kaplan-Purdue – Revolution or Evolution??

Greg Ferenbach and Mike Goldstein

The announcement that Purdue University, a Big Ten public institution, has agreed to acquire Kaplan University, a 30,000-student for-profit online institution, has sent shock waves across the entire higher education community.

As the Department of Education Revisits the Gainful Employment Rule California Legislators Propose a State Alternative

Jonathon Glass, Kate Lee Carey and Joseph Mensah

With continued questions about the Trump Administration’s commitment to Obama-era regulations, including the Gainful Employment (GE) Rule, one state is ready to jump into the fray and offer its own state-based alternative to the federal GE Rule.

New Department of Education Accreditation Database: A Promising Start, But Clearly a Work in Progress

Robin Dasher-Alston, Mike Goldstein and Jay Vaughan

The Department of Education (ED) has launched a new online database intended to provide current and prospective students, as well as the broader community, with current information on the accreditation status of institutions that participate in the federal student grant and loan programs.