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Department of Education Lends Colleges a Hand After FAFSA Backlash

Inside Higher Ed

Department of Education Lends Colleges a Hand After FAFSA Backlash Liam Knox Tue, 02/06/2024 - 03:00 AM The department is allocating $50 million and deploying staffers to help institutions adjust to the rocky FAFSA rollout. College leaders are underwhelmed. Byline(s) Liam Knox Katherine Knott

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Department of Education Releases 2023 Update to Equity Action Plan

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Department of Education (ED) has released the 2023 Update to its Equity Action Plan in coordination with the Biden-Harris Administration’s whole-of-government equity agenda.

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U.S. Department of Education Announces Updates for New FAFSA Implementation

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Department of Education (ED) has updated how it calculates the amount of aid students will receive to be in full alignment with the FAFSA Simplification Act. Secretary of Education Dr. Miguel A. Cardona said the update, the latest in ED’s 2024–25 Better FAFSA ® implementation, will not impact implementation timelines.

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Department of Education Fails (Again) to Modify Enrollment Projections

Higher Education Inquirer

The US Department of Education continues to forecast higher education enrollment gains for 2023 to 2031 despite mounting evidence that it will decrease significantly. Faith in higher education is waning-and for good reason. But we cannot expect these ameliorating factors to continue propping up higher ed enrollment.

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U.S Department of Education Announces Withholding of Payment to Student Loan Servicer

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Department of Education (ED) has announced that it will withhold $7.2 million in payment to the Missouri Higher Education Loan Authority or MOHELA for the month of October. ED officials alleged that MOHELA failed to meet its basic obligation by failing to send billing statements on time to 2.5

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Department of Education Announces Steps to Make Better FAFSA® More Readily Accessible

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Department of Education (ED) announced additional steps to facilitate submitting the 2024–25 FAFSA form. On Monday, the U.S. Since the form became available on Dec. 30, ED estimates nearly 4 million forms have been successfully submitted and the time to complete the forms substantially reduced to as little as 15 minutes.

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Major Changes to Distance Ed: Department of Education Rulemaking Final Session Update

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Proposal: Require Attendance-Taking for All Distance Education Courses When a student withdraws from a course or institution, the college or university needs to follow a complex set of rules to determine the amount (if any) of disbursed aid that should be refunded to the Department of Education. Be prepared.