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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

Legal Alert: Department of Education Issues Guidance on Implementation of 2016 Borrower Defense to Repayment Final Regulations

The U.S. Department of Education (“Department”) has issued guidance on the 2016 Borrower Defense to Repayment (“BDR”) final regulations, which took effect following unsuccessful litigation by the Department to delay their implementation. Given changes that may have occurred at institutions between the original implementation date (July 1, 2017) and the […]

  Apr 5, 2019  |  By    |   On Education

Debbie Osgood Presents on the Needs of Transgender Students and Employees at upcoming NACUA CLE Workshop

  Debbie Osgood will be speaking on Thursday, April 4th in Seattle, Washington at the 2019 CLE Workshop: The Ever-Evolving Field of Higher Education Discrimination Law: What You Need to Know Now                    Debbie will be addressing the needs of transgender students […]

  Apr 2, 2019  |  By    |   On Education

The President’s Executive Order on Free Inquiry, Institutional Transparency and Accountability

On March 21, 2019, President Trump signed an Executive Order entitled “Improving Free Inquiry, Transparency, and Accountability at Colleges and Universities.” The Executive Order seeks to promote First Amendment rights, improve transparency relating to financial aid information, and address student loan debt in higher education. Free Inquiry: Specifically, the Executive […]

  Mar 25, 2019  |  By    |   On Education