Tag Archives: Accreditation

House Oversight Investigates FAFSA Tool Outage; Borrower Defense to Repayment Claims Slow under New Administration

Legislative Activity House Oversight Committee to Hold FAFSA Tool Hearing The House Oversight Committee will hold a hearing Wednesday, May 3 to examine the data breach that led the federal government to disable the IRS tool that assists students in applying for federal student aid. At least one Department of Education official is expected to testify, … Continue Reading

Congress takes Steps Towards Career and Technical Education Act Reauthorization; Executive Action Expected on Accreditation

Legislative Activity Perkins Career and Technical Education Act Reauthorization The House Education and the Workforce Committee announced last week it will hold a hearing on Tuesday, October 27 focused on the rewriting of the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act. In addition to the House Education Committee’s announcement, the Senate Health, Education, Labor and … Continue Reading

FY 2016 Labor-HHS-Education Appropriations Progress; ESEA Outlook; HEA Hearings

Legislative Activity Labor-HHS-Education Appropriations Progresses Last Tuesday, the House Appropriations Committee’s Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies released its draft FY 2016 spending bill in advance of the Subcommittee’s markup the following day on June 17. This is the first time the House Labor-HHS-Education bill has been made public in three … Continue Reading

House Committee to Introduce Title IV Funding Legislation; Senate HELP Committee Prepares for Every Child Achieves Act

Legislative Activity Higher Education Act The House Committee on Education and the Workforce plans to introduce a series of bills starting in early summer that focus on Title IV funding, accreditation, transparency, loan counseling, regulatory relief, and learning innovation (in no particular order). While the bills will be introduced separately, with the opportunity to comment, they will … Continue Reading

Three Separate Bills To Reauthorize Elementary and Secondary Education Act

Legislative Activity Student Loan Interest Rates Last week, the Senate held votes on two competing measures to address federally subsidized student loan interest rates, which expire July 1. Both measures failed to garner the 60 votes needed for passage, setting up likely bipartisan negotiations this and next week to work on a compromise bill before … Continue Reading