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Fight on State Authorization

03/27/2014

Inside Higher Ed. March 26, 2014. By Michael Stratford. WASHINGTON -- The Education Department’s first draft of new regulations for online programs operating across state lines is concerning some state regulators, who say the propo... Read more >


How to trigger penalties under the latest proposed gainful-employment rule

03/27/2014

The Chronicle of Higher Education. March 24, 2014. Click here to view the graphic.... Read more >


‘Gainful Employment’ Rule Throws Black Students for a Loss

03/27/2014

BlackPressUSA. March 24, 2014. By Harry C. Alford. Last week, the Obama Administration declared war on 1 million underserved students pursuing higher education throughout the United States. While the president and first lady launched their campaign ... Read more >


California A.B. 1976 - State Financial Aid

03/26/2014

Sponsor: Assemblymember Sharon Quirk-Silva (D) Summary: Increases to 50,000 the number of Competitive Cal Grant A and B awards that may be granted in an academic year, commencing with the 2015–16 academic year. Authorizes the Student Aid Commissi... Read more >


California A.B. 1927 - Governance & State Oversight

03/26/2014

Sponsor: Assemblymember Jim Frazier (D) Summary: Requires the Board of Governors of the California Community Colleges and the Trustees of the California State Universities, and requests the Regents of the University of California and the governing ... Read more >


California A.B. 1538 - State Financial Aid

03/26/2014

Sponsor: Assemblymember Susan Eggman (D) Summary: Stipulates that a qualifying institution with a three-year cohort default rate that is equal to or greater than 15.5 percent, as certified by the Student Aid Commission by October 1 of the prior aca... Read more >


Hillary on Higher Ed

03/25/2014

Inside Higher Ed. March 25, 2014. Hillary Rodham Clinton, a likely presidential candidate in 2016, outlined here Monday a vision for higher education globally and in the United States that would focus more on the disadvantaged and those who need pos... Read more >


Report: Federal Aid Rules Stall Competency Education

03/25/2014

Inside Higher Ed. March 25, 2014. Federal student aid is not conducive to competency-based education, according to a new report, because the current system is designed to fund education that occurs within structured, discrete time periods. Masterin... Read more >


Founder of Defunct ‘Sham University’ in California Is Convicted of Fraud

03/25/2014

The Chronicle of Higher Education. March 25, 2014. A federal jury in California on Monday convicted the founder and former president of Tri-Valley University, a shuttered institution that the authorities once called a “sham university,” of doz... Read more >


Education Dept. Publishes New Rules on Gainful Employment

03/25/2014

Inside Higher Ed. March 25, 2014. The U.S. Education Department this morning formally published its proposed regulations requiring vocational programs at for-profit institutions and community colleges to show that they are preparing graduates for ... Read more >


If For-Profits Vanished

03/25/2014

Inside Higher Ed. March 18, 2014. A newly released study found that four states would need to spend $8.4 billion over five years to educate the 1.4 million students who attend for-profits in those states. The report, which was prepared by the Nexu... Read more >


Study: Recent veterans are succeeding in college

03/25/2014

USA TODAY. March 24, 2014. By Gregg Zoroya. Just over half of veterans who sought a higher education from 2002 through 2013 under the GI Bill completed schooling ranging from vocational training to post-graduate, according to an unprecedented review... Read more >


America needs an 'all of the above' strategy to expand educational opportunity

03/25/2014

Washington Examiner. March 21, 2014. By Bobby Jindal. President Obama has promised to make 2014 a “year of action” dedicated toward “opportunity for all.” Unfortunately, the actions his administration is taking are moving our country in ex... Read more >


Revised ‘Gainful Employment’ Rule Breaks Little New Ground

03/25/2014

The Chronicle of Higher Education. March 14, 2014. By Kelly Field. The Education Department released a revised "gainful employment" rule late Thursday, a little less than two years after a federal judge threw out the original measure, calling portio... Read more >


5 Things to Know About the Proposed Gainful-Employment Rule

03/25/2014

The Chronicle of Higher Education. March 14, 2014. By Goldie Blumenstyk. Why is the Department of Education proposing a new gainful-employment rule? Most of the original proposed rule was thrown out by a federal district court in June 2012, aft... Read more >


U.S. Department of Education Releases Highly Biased, Flawed and Arbitrary Regulation for Public Comment

03/25/2014

APSCU. March 14, 2014. BAD PUBLIC POLICY WILL DISPLACE MILLIONS OF STUDENTS OVER THE NEXT DECADE; INHIBIT EMPLOYER NEEDS FOR JOB-READY WORKFORCE Following the public release of the gainful employment regulation NPRM, Steve Gunderson, president and ... Read more >


Private schools: New regs to hurt minorities

03/25/2014

The Hill. March 14, 2014. By Tim Devaney. A group of private colleges and universities is blasting the Obama administration's effort to tackle burdensome student loan debt, because they say it would force them to turn away low-income students, and i... Read more >


White House: Government schools good, free-market schools bad

03/25/2014

Daily Caller. March 14, 2014. By Neil Munro. Failing private-sector schools will get the knife, but failing government schools will get billions of dollars in taxpayer funds under pending federal education regulations, education secretary Arne Du... Read more >


Building Walls to the Middle Class

03/25/2014

Inside Higher Ed. March 17, 2014. By Steve Gunderson. Last week, for the first time in the gainful employment regulatory process, the U.S. Department of Education revealed its true motivation and bias against private-sector education and the student... Read more >


Master’s degree debt jumped 70% since 2004

03/25/2014

The Wall Street Journal. March 25, 2014. Many students consider a graduate degree a necessity for scoring a plum job. But how is a student to know which degrees are worth the expense? Outstanding student loan debt hit $1.08 trillion at the end of l... Read more >


California college agency fails to protect public, audit says

03/24/2014

The Sacramento Bee. Mar 18, 2014. The department charged with regulating more than 1,000 vocational schools and other private postsecondary institutions has "placed the public at risk" through inadequate oversight, according to a new state audit. L... Read more >


Judge Compels TICAS Emails

03/24/2014

Inside Higher Ed. Mar 20, 2014. A federal judge on Wednesday ordered a college access advocacy group to turn over emails and other documents to government investigators, who are probing whether a former Education Department official violated eth... Read more >


Audit Criticizes Calif. Agency That Oversees Private Colleges

03/24/2014

Inside Higher Ed. Mar 20, 2014. California's Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education has "consistently failed to meet its responsibility to protect the public's interests," a state audit released Wednesday said. The report from the California S... Read more >


Transfer Degrees Catch on in California

03/24/2014

Inside Higher Ed. Mar 20, 2014. California's community colleges and campuses in the California State University System both have made progress in encouraging the use of a two-year degree aimed at transfer, according to a new report from the Public... Read more >


Deeper Completion Data, State by State

03/24/2014

Inside Higher Ed. Mar 20, 2014. The National Student Clearinghouse Research Center today released state-by-state data on the various pathways students take on their way to earning degrees and certificates. The data builds on a national report fr... Read more >


California A.B. 2374 - Allied Health Credentialing Issues

03/20/2014

Sponsor: Assemblymember Allan Mansoor (R) Summary: Stipulates that the Department of Health Care Services is to require that the certifying organization consult with each of the other Department-approved nationally accredited certifying organizatio... Read more >


California A.B. 2350 - Governance & State Oversight

03/20/2014

Sponsor: Assemblymember Susan Bonilla (D) Summary: Provides that the Donahoe Higher Education Act, known as the Equity in Higher Education Act, declares that it is the policy of the State of California that all persons, regardless of their sex, sho... Read more >


Amendments to the Education Rules for Dental Hygienists

03/20/2014

CA Department of Consumer Affairs, Dental Hygiene Committee proposed rule : Amendments to the Education Rules for Dental Hygienists Issue: Professional Board Requirements Subissue: Allied Health Education Requirements First Reported: 02/11/2014 ... Read more >


State Auditor Report on BPPE

03/19/2014

The State Auditor Report on the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education was released March 19, 2014.  You can read the report here.... Read more >


California A.B. 1538 - State Financial Aid

03/19/2014

Sponsor: Assemblymember Susan Eggman (D) Summary: Stipulates that a qualifying institution with a three-year cohort default rate that is equal to or greater than 15.5 percent, as certified by the Student Aid Commission by October 1 of the prior aca... Read more >


California A.B. 1590 - Governance & State Oversight (Data Collection)

03/14/2014

Sponsor: Assemblymember Bob Wieckowski (D) Summary: Amends the date the Student Aid Commission needs to certify a qualifying institution's latest three-year cohort default rate and graduation rate to November 1. Defines the graduation rate of a qua... Read more >


California S.B. 1028 - State Financial Aid

03/14/2014

Sponsor: Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D) Summary: Requires the number of awards made each year through the Cal Grant C program to be at least the same number of awards made for the 2000–01 fiscal year. Requires the amount awarded to be not less t... Read more >


California S.B. 1264 - State Financial Aid

03/14/2014

Sponsor: Senator Fran Pavley (D) Summary: Expands the definition of "eligible school" established under the Assumption Program of Loans for Education by excluding the requirements that a school must serve a large population of pupils from low-incom... Read more >


California A.B. 2566 - State Financial Aid

03/14/2014

Sponsor: Assemblymember Shirley Weber (D) Summary: Extends, commencing with the 2015–16 award year and continuing each award year thereafter, the period of eligibility under the Ortiz-Pacheco-Poochigian-Vasconcellos Cal Grant Program by one year,... Read more >


California A.B. 2247 - Governance & State Oversight

03/13/2014

Sponsor: Assemblymember Das Williams (D) Summary: Requires each campus or other unit of a private postsecondary educational institution that receives public funding through state or federal financial aid programs, is accredited by an accrediting ag... Read more >


California S.B. 1264 - State Financial Aid

03/13/2014

Sponsor: Senator Fran Pavley (D) Summary: Expands the definition of "eligible school" established under the Assumption Program of Loans for Education by excluding the requirements that a school must serve a large population of pupils from low-incom... Read more >


California S.B. 967 - Public Safety & Health

03/13/2014

Sponsor: Senator Kevin De Leon (D) Summary: Requires the governing board of each community college district, the Trustees of the California State University, the Regents of the University of California, and the governing board of independent postse... Read more >


Work in Progress

03/12/2014

Inside Higher Ed. Mar 10, 2014. A year after the Online Learning Summit was founded in Cambridge, Mass., attendees this weekend struggled to draw parallels to last year's event. The reason, they said, is that "everything has changed." Top-ranking u... Read more >


More employers spend to raise workers' skills

03/12/2014

USA TODAY. Mar 9, 2014. Employers say a skills gap that's keeping them from finding qualified job candidates is widening. But they finally may be doing something about it. About half of businesses say they plan to train new hires this year, up from... Read more >


Mixed Views of Higher Ed

03/12/2014

Inside Higher Ed. Mar 10, 2014. Americans with a college education are more likely than others to report a good or very good standard of living, according to a new poll of American adults. But while that's consistent with the views of college educat... Read more >


California A.B. 2377 - State Financial Aid

03/11/2014

Sponsor: Assemblymember John Perez (D) Summary: Establishes the California Student Loan Refinancing Program within the California Educational Facilities Authority and provides for its administration by the Treasurer’s office, with the goals of he... Read more >


California A.B. 2350 - Governance & State Oversight

03/11/2014

Sponsor: Assemblymember Susan Bonilla (D) Summary: Provides that the Donahoe Higher Education Act, known as the Equity in Higher Education Act, declares that it is the policy of the State of California that all persons, regardless of their sex, sho... Read more >


California S.B. 845 - Governance & State Oversight

03/11/2014

Sponsor: Senator Lou Correa (D) Summary: Requests each governing body of an accredited private postsecondary education institution to develop a model contract governing the disbursement of financial aid, scholarships, campus-based aid or school ref... Read more >


California S.B. 967 - Public Safety & Health

03/10/2014

Sponsor: Senator Kevin De Leon (D) Summary: Requires the governing board of each community college district, the Trustees of the California State University, the Regents of the University of California, and the governing board of independent postse... Read more >


California A.B. 1433 - Public Safety & Health

03/10/2014

Sponsor: Assemblymember Mike Gatto (D) Summary: Requires any report of a Part 1 violent crime or hate crime, received by a campus law enforcement agency to be immediately reported to the appropriate local law enforcement agency if the victim consen... Read more >


California S.B. 845 - Governance & State Oversight

03/10/2014

Sponsor: Senator Lou Correa (D) Summary: Requests each governing body of an accredited private postsecondary education institution to develop a model contract governing the disbursement of financial aid, scholarships, campus-based aid or school ref... Read more >


Recession Hit 2008 Grads Hard

03/07/2014

Inside Higher Ed. Mar 7, 2014. Americans who received bachelor's degrees in 2008 were roughly twice as likely to be unemployed after a year than were their peers who graduated in 1993 and 2000, the Education Department's National Center for Educatio... Read more >


Obama’s new FAFSA push – The ed tech boom at SXSWedu – For-profits make their case

03/07/2014

POLITICO.  Mar 7, 2014 OBAMA TO ANNOUNCE NEW FAFSA PUSH: The president and first lady travel to Coral Reef High School in Miami today to announce a new effort to get more students to fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid — includ... Read more >


Progressive Push on Debt

03/07/2014

Inside Higher Ed. Mar 7, 2014. A coalition of progressive groups on Thursday formally began a new campaign aimed at curbing rising student debt and reducing the price of college. The group of think tanks, student organizations, consumer advocates... Read more >


California S.B. 1247 - Governance & State Oversight ,Governance & State Oversight (Regulatory Structure) ,State Financial Aid

03/07/2014

Sponsor: Senator Ted Lieu (D) Summary: Extends the operation of the California Private Postsecondary Education Act of 2009, which provides for the regulation of private postsecondary educational institutions by the Bureau for Private Postsecondary ... Read more >


The Pitfalls of Comparing Colleges Based on Postgraduate Earnings

03/06/2014

The Chronicle of Higher Education. Mar 5, 2014. This is the third in a series of posts about the data that are likely to appear in the Obama administration’s proposed college-ratings system. The first post looked at graduation rates. The secon... Read more >


Cash Is Still King

03/06/2014

Inside Higher Ed. Mar 5, 2014. The 2013-14 academic year marks a half-decade since the economic recession hit, but concerns about the costs of attending college are influencing incoming freshmen more than ever, a new survey shows. While more than t... Read more >


What Does Obama's Budget Say About Education?

03/06/2014

The Atlantic. Mar 5, 2014. President Obama released a relatively unambitious, largely partisan proposal for funding the federal government for fiscal year 2015, which begins on October 1, 2014. In recent years, the president’s budget request has i... Read more >


Obama's Budget Proposes Incentives for Student Success

03/06/2014

The Chronicle of Higher Education. Mar 5, 2014. The maximum Pell Grant would increase by $100, and states and colleges would get billions of dollars in incentive grants under President Obama’s 2015 budget proposal, released on Tuesday. The spendi... Read more >


California Job Seekers Per Job Opening in 2014

03/06/2014

Fox & Hounds. Mar 5, 2014. As we note from time to time, the Bureau of Labor Statistics monthly Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey (JOLTS) provides rich material to understand the current and emerging job world in the United States and Calif... Read more >


The 2015 Budget, Real and Illusory

03/06/2014

Inside Higher Ed.  Mar 5, 2014. President Obama on Tuesday sent Congress a budget request that would keep most student aid and basic research programs level-funded; the 2015 plan also included several ambitious new higher education proposals. But ... Read more >


Obama budget would spend big on job training

03/06/2014

Reuters.  March 4, 2014. President Barack Obama and Republicans in Congress both believe the United States' job-training system is in need of an overhaul. That's where the consensus ends. In his budget request for the coming fiscal year, Obama p... Read more >


20 Colleges Are Picked for Effort on Competency-Based Education

03/06/2014

The Chronicle of Higher Education. March 5, 2014. The Competency-Based Education Network, an effort financed by the Lumina Foundation that is seeking to provide leadership on the development of competency-based degree programs, on Wednesday announc... Read more >


California S.B. 1069 - Governance & State Oversight

03/05/2014

Sponsor: Senator Norma Torres (D) Summary: Makes nonsubstantive change to the provisions relating to refunds by institutions not participating in federal student financial aid programs. http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/pub/13-14/bill/sen/sb_1051-1100/sb... Read more >


California A.B. 1976 - State Financial Aid

03/05/2014

Sponsor: Assemblymember Sharon Quirk-Silva (D) Summary: Increases to 50,000 the number of Competitive Cal Grant A and B awards that may be granted in an academic year, commencing with the 2015–16 academic year. Authorizes the Student Aid Commissi... Read more >


California A.B. 1927 - Governance & State Oversight

03/05/2014

Sponsor: Assemblymember Jim Frazier (D) Summary: Requires the Board of Governors of the California Community Colleges and the Trustees of the California State Universities, and requests the Regents of the University of California and the governing ... Read more >


California S.B. 1028 - State Financial Aid

03/05/2014

CALIFORNIA S.B. 1028 - State Financial Aid Sponsor: Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D) Summary: Requires the number of awards made each year through the Cal Grant C program to be at least the same number of awards made for the 2000–01 fiscal year.... Read more >


Apollo Education Group Starts Nontraditional Course Catalog

03/04/2014

The Chronicle of Higher Education.  Mar 4, 2014. The Apollo Education Group, the parent company of the University of Phoenix, is starting a website to help people find courses that teach skills they need to land specific jobs in the technology indu... Read more >


Can This Online Course Get Me a Job?

03/04/2014

The Wall Street Journal.  Mar 4, 2014. As rapid developments in online learning shake up higher education, students face a dizzying array of course, degree and certification options with little sense of which path will lead to a job. Now, efforts ... Read more >


Private Sector Colleges and Universities Create Multi-Billion Dollar Education and Workforce Economy, Generate Jobs and Provide Tax Revenues

03/04/2014

APSCU.  Mar 4, 2014. Private sector colleges and universities account for nearly 250,000 jobs in the United States with a total economic impact of over $47 billion, according to an economic analysis prepared by John Dunham & Associates and r... Read more >


For-Profit Colleges Add $20-Billion to Economy, Trade Group Says

03/04/2014

The Chronicle of Higher Education. Mar 4, 2014. The Association of Private Sector Colleges and Universities has released an analysis that says for-profit colleges have a direct impact of about $20-billion on the United States economy. The analys... Read more >


Tax Breaks for Students

03/04/2014

Inside Higher Ed.  Mar 4, 2014. President Obama’s budget for the 2015 fiscal year will call for extending a tuition tax credit and providing tax relief to student loan borrowers whose debt is forgiven under income-based repayment plans. The Whit... Read more >


Proxy War on For-Profits

03/04/2014

Inside Higher Ed.  Mar 4, 2014. A proxy war over the regulation of for-profit colleges is being waged in the editorial pages of The New York Times. In the last week the newspaper has published four opinion pieces that touch on federal oversight o... Read more >


Drowning in student debt? Maybe you can refinance

03/04/2014

USA TODAY.  Mar 1, 2014. Millions of Americans could put more money in their pockets each month by refinancing their student loans. It's always been possible to refinance private student loans, but few financial institutions offered this service. ... Read more >


Government Investigations and Suits Against For-Profit Colleges: the Grid

03/04/2014

The Chronicle of Higher Education.  Feb 28, 2014. With the announcement on Wednesday by New Mexico’s attorney general, Gary King, thathis office was suing ITT Educational Services over alleged misrepresentations to nursing students, a total of 2... Read more >


After Lawsuit, Senator Calls for Ed. Dept. Review of ITT

03/04/2014

Inside Higher Ed.  Mar 3, 2014. On the heels of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s announcement last week that it was suing for-profit education giant ITT Educational Services for engaging in predatory lending practices, one Democratic ... Read more >


Ratings Strategy With a Cost?

03/04/2014

Inside Higher Ed.  Mar 3, 2014. Of all the criticism leveled at the Obama administration’s plan to rate colleges, perhaps the most widespread critique is that a ratings system will harm disadvantaged students' access to higher education. It’s ... Read more >


Agreement on Accreditation System for Graduate Medical Education

03/04/2014

Inside Higher Ed.  Feb 27, 2014. The associations that represent allopathic and osteopathic medical schools announced Wednesday that they had agreed to a common system for accrediting U.S. providers of graduate medical education. The Accreditatio... Read more >


CFPB vs. ITT

03/04/2014

Inside Higher Ed.  Feb 27, 2014. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau on Wednesday filed a lawsuit against ITT Educational Services, accusing the large for-profit higher education company of engaging in predatory lending and other abusive pract... Read more >


College-Enrollment Growth Will Slow Through 2022, Report Projects

03/04/2014

The Chronicle of Higher Education.  Feb 27, 2014. The number of students enrolled in college will grow by 14 percent from the fall of 2011 to the fall of 2022, but that rate of growth will be considerably smaller than the 45-percent increase during... Read more >


The Bane and the Boon of For-Profit Colleges

03/04/2014

The New York Times.  Feb 25, 2014. Marc Jerome, the executive vice president of Monroe College, says his business is being unfairly targeted as corrupt. The graduation rate at Monroe’s two New York campuses, in the Bronx and New Rochelle, is m... Read more >


Minority Male Students Face Challenge to Achieve at Community Colleges

03/04/2014

The Chronicle of Higher Education.  Feb 26, 2014. Although black and Latino male students enter community colleges with higher aspirations than those of their white peers, white men are six times as likely to graduate in three years with a certific... Read more >


Ready or Not

03/04/2014

Inside Higher Ed.  Feb 26, 2014. If provosts could grade themselves on how well they’re preparing students for success in the work force, they’d give themselves an A+. They did, sort of, in Inside Higher Ed's 2014 survey of chief academic of... Read more >


Risk Management

03/04/2014

Inside Higher Ed.  Feb 26, 2014. The U.S. Education Department needs to do more to ensure the billions of dollars it offers in financial aid aren’t wasted on students who fraudulently enroll in distance education programs, the department's Office... Read more >


Sallie Mae Splits In Two, Names New Loan Servicing Unit 'Navient'

03/04/2014

Inside Higher Ed. Feb 26, 2014. Sallie Mae’s loan servicing operations will soon be housed in a separate business entity called Navient, the company announced Tuesday. As it first disclosed last year, Sallie Mae--formally known as SLM Corp.-- is ... Read more >


California A.B. 2099 - State Financial Aid

03/04/2014

Sponsor: Assemblymember Jim Frazier (D) Summary: Deems an institution ineligible for initial and renewable Title 38 awards if the institution has a 3 year cohort default rate equal to or greater than 15.5% or a graduation rate of 30% or less for st... Read more >


California S.B. 1069 - Governance & State Oversight

02/27/2014

Sponsor: Senator Norma Torres (D) Summary: Makes nonsubstantive change to the provisions relating to refunds by institutions not participating in federal student financial aid programs. http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/pub/13-14/bill/sen/sb_1051-1100/sb... Read more >


California S.B. 845 - Governance & State Oversight

02/26/2014

Sponsor: Senator Lou Correa (D) Summary: Requests each governing body of an accredited private postsecondary education institution to develop a model contract governing the disbursement of financial aid, scholarships, campus-based aid or school ref... Read more >


Associate Degrees for Students in 4-Year Programs

02/25/2014

Inside Higher Ed. Feb 25, 2014. Kent State University plans to start awarding associate degrees to students in bachelor's programs who complete 60 credits, The Plain Dealer reported. The idea is that those who drop out will have a credential, whil... Read more >


College-Rating Systems: One Size Cannot Fit All

02/25/2014

The Chronicle of Higher Education. Feb 24, 2014. If you have followed the Obama administration’s new higher-education rating system, you’ve read that its stated purpose is to "measure college performance … so students and families have the inf... Read more >


How Average Net Price Fails to Capture the ‘Best Bang’ for Your Buck

02/25/2014

The Chronicle of Higher Education. Feb 21, 2014. This is the second in a series of posts about the data that are likely to appear in the Obama administration’s proposed college-ratings system. For the first post, about graduation rates, click her... Read more >


California S.B. 1264 - State Financial Aid

02/25/2014

Sponsor: Senator Fran Pavley (D) Summary: Expands the definition of "eligible school" established under the Assumption Program of Loans for Education by excluding the requirements that a school must serve a large population of pupils from low-incom... Read more >


California A.B. 2566 - State Financial Aid

02/24/2014

Sponsor: Assemblymember Shirley Weber (D) Summary: Extends, commencing with the 2015–16 award year and continuing each award year thereafter, the period of eligibility under the Ortiz-Pacheco-Poochigian-Vasconcellos Cal Grant Program by one year,... Read more >


California A.B. 2548 - State Financial Aid

02/24/2014

Sponsor: Assemblymember Phil Ting (D) Summary: Declares the intent of the Legislature to enact legislation that would encourage more students to pursue higher education. http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/pub/13-14/bill/asm/ab_2501-2550/ab_2548_bill_20140... Read more >


California A.B. 2527 - State Financial Aid

02/24/2014

Sponsor: Assemblymember Rob Bonta (D) Summary: Declares the intent of the Legislature to enact subsequent legislation that would provide incentives to encourage women to pursue postsecondary education in the fields of science, technology, engineeri... Read more >


California A.B. 2377 - State Financial Aid

02/24/2014

Sponsor: Assemblymember John Perez (D) Summary: Establishes the California Student Loan Refinancing Program within the California Educational Facilities Authority and provides for its administration by the Treasurer’s office, with the goals of he... Read more >


California A.B. 2350 - Governance & State Oversight

02/24/2014

Sponsor: Assemblymember Susan Bonilla (D) Summary: Provides that the Donahoe Higher Education Act, known as the Equity in Higher Education Act, declares that it is the policy of the State of California that all persons, regardless of their sex, sho... Read more >


California A.B. 2247 - Governance & State Oversight

02/24/2014

Sponsor: Assemblymember Das Williams (D) Summary: Requires each campus or other unit of a private postsecondary educational institution that receives public funding through state or federal financial aid programs, is accredited by an accrediting ag... Read more >


California S.B. 1247 - State Financial Aid

02/24/2014

Sponsor: Senator Ted Lieu (D) Summary: Extends the operation of the California Private Postsecondary Education Act of 2009, which provides for the regulation of private postsecondary educational institutions by the Bureau for Private Postsecondary ... Read more >


California A.B. 2099 - State Financial Aid

02/24/2014

Sponsor: Assemblymember Jim Frazier (D) Summary: Deems an institution ineligible for initial and renewable Title 38 awards if the institution has a 3 year cohort default rate equal to or greater than 15.5% or a graduation rate of 30% or less for st... Read more >


California A.B. 1976 - State Financial Aid

02/21/2014

Sponsor: Assemblymember Sharon Quirk-Silva (D) Summary: Increases to 50,000 the number of Competitive Cal Grant A and B awards that may be granted in an academic year, commencing with the 2015–16 academic year. Authorizes the Student Aid Commissi... Read more >


California A.B. 1927 - Governance & State Oversight

02/21/2014

Sponsor: Assemblymember Jim Frazier (D)  Summary: Requires the Board of Governors of the California Community Colleges and the Trustees of the California State Universities, and requests the Regents of the University of California and the governing... Read more >


Special Report: Beating the Odds

02/21/2014

YourCentralValley.com.  Feb 20, 2014. Some people who live in the Central Valley are doing extraordinary things and beating the odds.        These residents have overcome adversities despite setbacks.        From the outside looking in,... Read more >


Taking the Direct Path

02/21/2014

Inside Higher Ed.  Feb 21, 2014. Scores of colleges are gearing up to offer new competency-based degrees. But some college leaders are confused about whether the U.S. Department of Education remains supportive of a new form of competency-based educ... Read more >


Sallie Mae Servicing Practices Probed by Illinois’ Madigan

02/21/2014

BloombergBusinessweek.  Feb 21, 2014. Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan opened an investigation of loan servicing complaints against SLM Corp. (SLM:US), the student lender known as Sallie Mae, amid growing scrutiny of education debt, her spo... Read more >