Yesterday, the House of Representatives passed two bills related to the reauthorization of the Higher Education Act- HR 4983 Strengthening Transparency in Higher Education Act and HR 3136 Advancing Competency-Based Education Demonstration Project Act of 2013. Originally introduced in June, the bills were marked-up and passed out of committee in the second we […]
The Department of Education (ED) announced Tuesday a new round of “experimental sites” that will test new and innovative practices to help students in achieving academic and career success. Under the Higher Education Act (HEA) of 1965, as amended, the Experimental Sites Initiative (ESI) permits ED to waive specific statutory or regulatory requirements at par […]
During a NASFAA-hosted webinar on Wednesday, financial aid administrators shared their experiences with managing default rates at their community colleges and their decisions on whether or not to participate in the federal student loan programs.
"The U.S. House on Wednesday unanimously passed legislation boosting competency-based education and overwhelmingly approved an overhaul of how the Education Department discloses college data," Inside Higher Ed reports.