Category: Higher Ed

California Jumps in With Sweeping Regulatory, Statutory Proposals Affecting VA Benefits, Other Issues

Kate Lee Carey and Caitlyn Shelby

California has introduced a legislative package of seven new bills that would substantially impact institutions operating in California under the approval of or through registration with the BPPE. This is the first in a series of blog posts on these bills.

Accreditation and Innovation Neg Reg Makes Slow Progress

Mike Goldstein, Naomi Harralson May and Caitlyn Shelby

The US Department of Education has extended the negotiated rulemaking process and walked back its most controversial proposals.

Cooley Team at ABHES National Conference

Kate Lee Carey and Jay Vaughan

The Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES) National Conference on Allied Health Education is February 20-22 in Savannah, Georgia. Cooley lawyers, Jay Vaughan and Kate Lee Carey, will be speaking at the conference.

Redefining Student Success: Informing the Debate on Accreditation and Innovation

Robin Dasher-Alston and Mike Goldstein

The team of negotiators working on the Department of Education’s proposals for substantially revising rules affecting the accreditation process and encouraging innovation will have to face a very basic problem: defining “student success.”

Accreditation and Innovation Neg Reg Opens to Controversy over Significant ED Proposals

Jay Vaughan, Mike Goldstein, Naomi Harralson May and Caitlyn Shelby

The US Department of Education and the panel of 20-plus negotiators this week concluded their first round of discussions on a sweeping set of proposed new rules affecting the regulation of accrediting bodies, distance education and other matters.

Just in Time for Halloween: The Return of the Borrower Defense Rule of 2016

Kate Lee Carey, Jonathon Glass, Mike Goldstein and Vince Sampson

The Borrower Defense to Repayment Rule is back, thanks to a September 17 federal court order that overturned Secretary DeVos’ action suspending implementation of the existing rule, followed by the October 16 final order denying CAPPS’ request for injunctive relief.

Borrower Defense to Repayment: The Saga Continues

Jonathon Glass and Kate Lee Carey

The Department of Education has published a new notice of proposed rulemaking for the BDTR law. Comments on the proposed new rule are due August 30.

ED Begins Authorization for Foreign Locations of Domestic Institutions

Nancy Anderson, Paul Thompson and Mike Goldstein

On June 29, the Department of Education announced the portion of the proposed distance education rule relating to authorization of foreign locations of domestic institutions went into effect on July 1, 2018.

Cooley Team at NACUA 2018

Mike Goldstein

The 2018 NACUA Annual Conference is June 24-27 in Minneapolis, MN. 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 2018

Marjorie Arrington, Pat Dickerson and Rebecca Flake

The 2018 NASFAA National Conference is June 24-27 in Austin, TX. 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.

Once Again, Implementation of the Distance Education Rule Is Delayed – This Time to 2020

Nancy Anderson, Paul Thompson and Mike Goldstein

The Department of Education announced today that it will delay the effective date of the state authorization for distance education rule from July 1, 2018, to July 1, 2020.

A Busy Week for the Gainful Employment Rule

Jonathon Glass, Kate Lee Carey and Alyssa Saunders

The Department of Education continues to take steps to implement certain aspects of the current GE Rule that may lead it to publish a second set of GE Rates, while also arguing in court that it has acted properly in delaying certain other requirements.