New regulations under the federal Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) that took effect in July have a direct impact on all institutions’ Annual Security Reports as well as other aspects of institutions’ compliance with the campus crime and safety requirements under the Clery Act.
As additional elements of the Gainful Employment Rules (GE) have become effective, the Department of Education (ED) has provided additional formal and informal guidance regarding its expectations for reporting, certification, and disclosures.
Recently, a number of third-party test providers have begun promoting the Department of Education’s (ED) approval of their Ability-to-Benefit (ATB) assessments by notifying institutions that, after a three-year hiatus, they can once again award federal financial aid to students who do not have high school diplomas.
The Department of Education published another announcement in its series of Electronic Announcements (EAs) last week, as it prepares to implement the new Gainful Employment (GE) regulations. Those regulations are scheduled to go into effect on July 1, 2015, unless blocked in court.
The WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC or the Commission) has issued a revision of its policy on agreements between accredited institutions and unaccredited entities, such as service providers.
The Department of Education (ED) issued a Dear Colleague Letter (DCL) on January 9th providing guidance on which entities should be classified as third-party servicers for purposes of the Title IV rules.
Department of Education Seeks Comments on New Data Collection and Validation for Reporting Use of “Third-Party Servicers”
The Department of Education (ED) announced on December 8, 2014 that it is seeking comments on new data collection and validation procedures for reporting the use of “third-party servicers.”