Closed school corner, February 2016 Edition

February 03, 2016 · TG Policy and Regulatory Affairs · No Comments

Review the list of newly reported school closures and corrections from the February 2016 Edition the Department's Weekly Institutional Update Report and or Closed School Monthly Report.

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New TG module helps your students plan for college and career success

January 25, 2016 · TG Customer Training and Event Management · No Comments

TG debuts online module that outlines how your students can make informed decisions about college, career, and student debt.

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Availability of delinquency reports

January 21, 2016 · TG Policy and Regulatory Affairs · No Comments

In accordance with Title 34 of the Code of Federal Regulations, part 682.404(a)(4), a school can make a blanket request to be notified whenever any of the school's current or former Stafford loan borrowers are the subject of a default aversion assistance request (DAAR).

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ED develops new loan servicing and collection page on IFAP

January 20, 2016 · TG Policy and Regulatory Affairs · No Comments

ED announces a new Loan Servicing and Collection Information page for the IFAP website, which provides links to key federally owned loan servicing and collection information and resources.

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Closed school corner, January 2016 Edition

January 12, 2016 · TG Policy and Regulatory Affairs · No Comments

Review the list of newly reported school closures and corrections from the January 2016 Edition the Department's Weekly Institutional Update Report and or Closed School Monthly Report.

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Closed school corner, November and December 2015 Edition

December 23, 2015 · TG Policy and Regulatory Affairs · No Comments

Review the list of newly reported school closures and corrections from the November and December 2015 Edition the Department's Weekly Institutional Update Report and or Closed School Monthly Report.

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ED approves a revised IDR Request form

December 18, 2015 · TG Policy and Regulatory Affairs · No Comments

On December 17, ED published Dear Colleague Letter GEN-15-12 announcing the approval of a revised Income Driven Repayment (IDR) Request form for the Direct Loan and FFEL programs. The revised form is for use by borrowers who are requesting any of the four income-driven repayment plans: Income-Based Repayment (IBR), Income-Contingent Repayment (ICR), Pay As You Earn (PAYE), and Revised Pay As You Earn (REPAYE).

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ED develops centralized complaint system

December 15, 2015 · TG Policy and Regulatory Affairs · No Comments

On December 10, ED published a request for comments in the Federal Register on its new centralized complaint system. The creation of a complaint system is one of the objectives included in the Student Aid Bill of Rights, issued by the White House on March 10, 2015. The purpose of the Enterprise Complaint System is to give students and borrowers a simple and straightforward way to file complaints and provide feedback about federal student loan lenders, servicers, collections agencies, and institutions of higher education. It will also ensure that their complaints will be directed to the right party for timely resolution.

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ED offers two gainful employment webinars

November 09, 2015 · TG Policy and Regulatory Affairs · No Comments

On November 3, ED announced two webinars that will provide schools with information about the gainful employment (GE) Completers List. The GE Completers List is a list of students who completed a GE program during the applicable cohort period, using data provided by the school.

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Shoptalk to continue blog; suspend email distribution

November 03, 2015 · TG Policy and Regulatory Affairs · 4 Comments

For over 25 years, TG has published Shoptalk, its industry newsletter. It launched as a monthly print publication in 1990, went electronic — and weekly — in 2001, and converted to a blog with continued weekly distribution in 2001. Effective with this week's edition, Shoptalk will no longer issue the weekly digest version via email, but will continue to post articles to the blog to help you stay in tune with industry announcements, policy changes, and TG updates.

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