Tag: Financial Aid

“Ability to Benefit” is Back, But Not the Same

Jonathon Glass, Kate Lee Carey and Naomi Harralson May

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.

Third-Party Servicers – New Guidance from the Department of Education

Matt Johnson

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”

Matt Johnson

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.”