Tag Archives: Federal Perkins Loan

Speaker Ryan’s Education Outlook; CTE Reauthorization; Department Publishes Cash Management/REPAYE Final Rules

Legislative Activity Speaker Ryan’s Education Outlook Last Thursday, the House voted to confirm the current House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-WI) as the 54th Speaker of the House. Rep. Ryan is a 16-year veteran of the House and received the support of all but nine of his Republican colleagues. As Speaker Ryan took … Continue Reading

Resignations of Speaker Bohener and Secretary of Education Arne Duncan; Perkins Loan Program Expires; Secretary Duncan Calls for Investments in Education

Legislative Activity Impact of Speaker Boehner’s Resignation on Education Legislation As we reported last week, Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH) recently announced that he will retire at the end of October. Speaker Boehner has indicated his interest in using his last month in office to move forward his priorities, including finalizing a budget … Continue Reading

Congress Considers Extension of Perkins Loan Program; Administration Announces Competency Based Education (CBE) Guidance and Education Initiatives for Latinos

Legislative Activity Congress Considers Extension of Perkins Loan Program The Federal Perkins Loan program will officially expire on September 30 unless Congress steps in to reauthorize the program. The program, which grants loans to students with exceptional financial need, was authorized until the end of FY 2014 as part of the Higher Education Opportunity Act … Continue Reading

Higher Education: Reform and Opportunity Act, Tax Credits; College Affordability

Legislative Activity Alternative Accreditation Proposal In a speech at the Heritage Foundation on October 29, Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) unveiled his plans to introduce the Higher Education Reform and Opportunity Act next week. The proposed legislation would provide a new option for states to create alternative accreditation systems while also keeping the existing system of … Continue Reading