Tag: California

California Senate Appropriations Committee Sends Three Postsecondary Bills for Further Action, Shelves Three Others

Kate Lee Carey and Caitlyn Shelby

The California Senate Appropriations Committee returned from recess on August 12 and resumed discussion of the six remaining higher education bills.

ED Reinstates Title IV Eligibility to California Students

Nancy Anderson, Mike Goldstein and Paul Thompson

The Department of Education has withdrawn its directive to deny federal financial aid eligibility to California students enrolled in online courses offered by out-of-state public and nonprofit universities.

California Legislature Takes Summer Break With Key Higher Education Bills Still in Air

Kate Lee Carey and Caitlyn Shelby

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.

Department Announces California Residents at Out-of-State Public and Nonprofit Institutions Ineligible for Federal Student Aid

Nancy Anderson, Mike Goldstein and Paul Thompson

The Department of Education announced yesterday that California residents enrolled in distance education programs at out-of-state public and nonprofit institutions will be ineligible from receiving federal student aid.

California Presses Forward with Bill to Ban OPM Tuition Share Arrangements

Nancy Anderson, Kate Lee Carey, Mike Goldstein, Vince Sampson and Paul Thompson

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.

California Proposals Would Rewrite Rules for Many Nonprofit Institutions

Kate Lee Carey and Caitlyn Shelby

Part III in our series on the proposed bills in the California Assembly recaps two bills (AB1341 and AB1342) that would significantly affect both in-state and out-of-state nonprofit institutions and institutions considering a conversion to nonprofit status.

California Jumps in with Sweeping Statutory Proposals – Part II (Registered Online Institutions and STRF)

Kate Lee Carey and Caitlyn Shelby

Part two in our series on the seven new bills a group of six California Assembly members have introduced focuses on registered online institutions and the California Student Tuition Recovery Fund.

California VA Agency Extends Comment Period

Kate Lee Carey and Caitlyn Shelby

The CSAAVE has extended the comment period on the proposed rulemaking until March 16.

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.

Golden State GDPR: What the Edtech Industry Should Know About CA’s New Privacy Rules

Matt Johnson

On June 27, 2018, the California Legislature passed the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018. Governor Jerry Brown signed the bill into law on the same day, and the CCPA is set to become effective on January 1, 2020.

Another Disclosure Requirement for California Higher Education Institutions Signals an Accelerating State Role in Student Disclosure

Kate Lee Carey and Mike Goldstein

Beginning with the 2018-19 academic year, all higher education institutions in California, except the California Community College system, will have to provide their students an annual summary of their total borrowing to pursue their education and an estimate of their future monthly payments.

California BPPE Announces Changes to the Student Tuition Recovery Fund

Kate Lee Carey

The California Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education recently published amended regulations governing the Student Tuition Recovery Fund effective as of August 10, 2017. The changes will impact institutions approved to operate by the BPPE and institutions that have registered as out-of-state distance learning providers.