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Department of Education Announces New Title IX Regulations

After notice and comment, the Department of Education recently released its final rule governing how schools are required to handle allegations of sexual harassment and sexual assault with respect to education “programs or activities” that receive...

Cares Act Stimulus Funding for Emergency Grants to Be Released Soon

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act recently signed into law allocated substantial emergency funds to institutions of higher education. On April 9, in a letter to college and university presidents, Secretary DeVos...

Department of Education Announces Proposed Distance Education Rules

On April 2, 2020, the Department of Education (“Department”) published long awaited proposed rules for distance education.  The Notice of Proposed Rule Making (“NPRM”) follows on last year’s rulemaking process.  The NPRM’s issuance is more than...

OIG Provides Limited Exemption to Site-Visit Requirements

The Department of Education's Office of Inspector General recently issued a limited exemption from the site-visit requirement in Chapter 3, Section B.9 of the 2016 Audit Guide. 

The letter guidance is available here.

The 2016 Audit Guide, available...

The Department of Education Confirms Effect of Distance Ed. Regulations:  California Residents Enrolled in Many Distance Ed. Programs are Ineligible for Title IV Funds

The distance education regulations, which the Department attempted to put on hold, went into effect on May 26, 2019.  These regulations were originally slated to go into effect on July 1, 2018.  In its announcement on Monday, July 22, 2019, the...

New Borrower Defense to Repayment Rule Expected to Issue in September

The Office of Management and Budget announced today that the Department of Education plans to establish new regulations related to the Borrower Defense to Repayment Rule (BDR).  Changes to the Obama-era BDR regulations are expected to include...

ICE: Schools Must Always Issue Forms I-20 Directly; Not Through Third-Party Recruiters

James D. Hicks, Division Chief of External Operations for the Student Exchange Visitor Program (“SEVP”) recently issued guidance  for F-1 and M-1 student visa program participants.  This guidance seeks to clarify and remind schools that SEVP...

In Negotiated Rulemaking, the Department of Education Seeks to Increase Competition Between Accreditors

The initial session of negotiated rulemaking on the topic of Accreditation and Innovation was completed at the Department of Education’s Headquarters in Washington, D.C. this week.   What was scheduled to be a three-day session, shrunk to just...

Peter Leyton moderates discussion at the 2018 CECU Annual Convention

The Career Education Colleges and Universities Annual Convention brings together leaders in every aspect of career education. Among other highlights from the 2018 Annual Convention, Peter Leyton moderated a discussion with industry leaders about...