Tag Archives: Borrower defense to repayment

Secretary DeVos Testifies on Education Budget; Department of Education Must Make Decisions on Higher Ed Regulations

Legislative Activity Effective Apprenticeships Rebuild National Skills (EARNS) Act Members of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce introduced two bills that seek to promote fair union elections and restore important protections for workers and employers. The first is the Workforce Democracy and Fairness Act (H.R. 2776), introduced by Rep. Tim Walberg (R-MI), chairman … Continue Reading

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

New Student Debt Proposal; House Begins Work on Perkins Reauthorization; Appropriators Explore Education Funding in President’s Budget;

Legislative Activity New Student Debt Proposal Reps. Rodney Davis (R-IL) and Scott Peters (D-CA) are championing a proposal to offer tax incentives to employers who help students pay down their student loan debt. The Employer Participation in Student Loan Participation Act (H.R. 795) would allow companies to give employees up to $5,200 a year to … Continue Reading