• The federal Perkins loan program is set to expire on September 30, 2017, unless lawmakers act, Politico Morning Education reported. Congress allowed the program, which provides low interest loans to over 315,000 students based on financi...

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  • The U.S. Education Department on Monday issued new guidance on changes to the IRS Data Retrieval Tool Process for the 2018-19 Free Application for Federal Student Aid cycle. The technical guidance provides an overview of the government&r...

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  • Form Letter

    Posted on August 3 2017

    Docket ID: ED-2017-OS-0074 On behalf of the [insert name of institution/State or regional AACRAO member], I write to respectfully submit the following comments in response to the U.S. Education Department’s request for input on re...

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  • Docket ID: ED-2017-OS-0074 On behalf of the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (AACRAO), I write to respectfully submit the following comments in response to the U.S. Education Department’s reque...

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  • In June, the U.S. Education Department sent out a request for comments on regulations that may be appropriate for repeal, replacement, or modification in accordance with Executive Order 13777, "Enforcing the...

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  • The New York Times published a report Tuesday night revealing that the U.S. Justice Department plans to redirect resources to investigate, and potentially sue, colleges and universities over their affirmative action admissions policies. ...

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  • Senate Approves GI Bill Expansion

    Posted on August 3 2017

    The U.S. Senate on Wednesday unanimously approved legislation to expand and update the Post-9/11 GI Bill. The "Forever GI Bill" is a broad effort to better prepare veterans for life after active-duty service amid a rapidl...

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  • More Students File FAFSA

    Posted on August 3 2017

    According to an analysis by The National College Access Network, the number of Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) forms completed overall as of June 30 was up 6 percent over last year, reports The New York Times. The numbe...

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  • Two months before the start of the fall semester, the University of California, Irvine, rescinded the acceptances of 499 students, reports The New York Times and The Los Angeles Times. About 7,100 freshmen were accepted and planned to r...

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  • Ashford University announced last week that it is closer to gaining access to post-9/11GI Bill benefits, reports Inside Higher Ed. Ashford is an online university enrolling 5,000 student veterans. Last year, Iowa's state approval ag...

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