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Breaking News: U.S. DOE Rescinds Gainful Employment (GE) Rule – Official Version to be posted on July 1

Late on June 28, 2019, the U.S. Department of Education rescinded the “Gainful Employment” (GE) Rule.  (The Department posted the “unpublished” notice in the rescinded GE Rule on Friday and will post the official version on July 1).  The GE Rule applied to all programs at all Title IV eligible […]

  Jun 28, 2019  |  By    |   On Client Alerts

Judge Grants TRO for Respondent in Title IX Due Process Claim Against Private College (John Doe v. Rhodes College)

A federal district judge in the Western District of Tennessee has ruled that a Respondent may enjoin a private institution from enforcing a sexual misconduct determination based on the likely success of his erroneous outcome claim under Title IX. While Title IX applies to both public and private institutions that […]

  Jun 28, 2019  |  By    |   On Education

TITLE IX TRAINING SESSIONS NOW BEING OFFERED: Ensuring Equity and Due Process in Title IX Hearings- Training for Hearing Panels and Hearing Officers

The courts and federal government have spoken! With the heightened scrutiny of campus sexual misconduct processes, it is more important than ever that institutions’ hearing officers and hearing panel members be well-trained on issues of sexual violence, due process, and hearing procedures. Importantly, due to recent court cases, schools in […]

  Jun 24, 2019  |  By    |   On Education

Client Alert – DOE Announces Additional Guidance on 2019 GE Disclosure Template (July 1, 2019 deadline to update disclosures)

On June 7, 2019, the Department of Education (“Department”) posted Electronic Announcement #121 – Additional Guidance on Completing the 2019 GE Disclosure Template. Recall that in 2014, the Obama Administration promulgated the Gainful Employment (GE) Rule, which assesses whether a program has prepared students to earn enough to repay their […]

  Jun 19, 2019  |  By    |   On Client Alerts

Webinar: Debbie Osgood Speaks on Higher Education Case Law Update

Join Debbie Osgood, on June 20, 2019, as she covers significant cases and legal trends from the 2018-2019 academic year relating to Title IX, admissions, free speech, sexual orientation and gender discrimination, and additional higher education issues you will want to know and keep track of. This Webinar is being […]

  Jun 11, 2019  |  By    |   On Education

Client Alert: Department of Education Issues Q&A on 2016 Borrower Defense to Repayment Regulations

The Office of Postsecondary Education (OPE) has issued a Q&A document on OPE’s implementation of the 2016 Borrower Defense to Repayment (BDR) regulations, which took effect following unsuccessful litigation by the Department to delay their implementation. Recall that under the 2016 BDR regulations, an institution must demonstrate to the Secretary […]

  Jun 6, 2019  |  By    |   On Client Alerts

Judge Dismisses Mount Ida College Class Action Lawsuit (Squeri, et al. v. Mount Ida College, et al.)

Approximately one year after Mount Ida College ceased operations and closed for business, the District Court for the District of Massachusetts has dismissed class action claims brought by its students against the college, the Board of Directors, and various administrative officers. Fundamental to the court’s decision was the question of […]

  Jun 6, 2019  |  By    |   On Education

DOE Announcement of 2019 Gainful Employment Disclosure Dates

Client Alert We previously communicated that on May 16, 2019, (though dated 5/9/19) The Department of Education posted the  Electronic Announcement #119 – Release of the 2019 GE Disclosure Template.  The deadline for compliance for all institutions with programs subject to Gainful Employment is still  July 1, 2019.  On May […]

  May 28, 2019  |  By    |   On Client Alerts

BREAKING NEWS – Department of Education Releases 2019 GE Disclosure Template – Can Final GE Regulation Be Next?

Client Alert On May 16, 2019, (though dated 5/9/19) The Department of Education posted the  Electronic Announcement #119 – Release of the 2019 GE Disclosure Template. The disclosure is simplified and covers six areas: Normal time to complete the program Total program costs if completing the program within normal time […]

  May 16, 2019  |  By    |   On Client Alerts

Client Alert: Negotiated Rulemaking Committee Reaches Consensus on Proposed Regulations for Federal Student Aid Programs

Earlier last month, the negotiated rulemaking committee (“Committee”) established by the U.S. Department of Education (“Department”) to consider, revise, and prepare proposed regulations for the Federal Student Aid programs, reached consensus on all three buckets of regulatory issues grouped by the Department. The draft consensus language is available here. Because […]

  May 8, 2019  |  By    |   On Education