TG’s Adventures In Education gets updated design, enhancements

August 18, 2014 · TG Marketing Communications · No Comments

AIE redesign

The new school year is just around the corner, and now is good a time for students to take a fresh look at their future plans. To help, Adventures In Education (AIE™) has a new look, too.

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Losing CDR exemptions — tips to manage the transition

August 15, 2014 · TG Policy and Regulatory Affairs and Default Prevention · No Comments

To complete a two-part series of articles, Shoptalk offers additional guidance to schools that may be losing access to certain cohort default rate (CDR) exemptions. A school that is currently eligible for the exemptions will lose that eligibility 30 calendar days after receiving notice from the ED of an official CDR that exceeds the benefit threshold. The following information is intended to help schools manage the transition, should they lose certain administrative exemptions.

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Understanding cohort default rate exemptions

August 13, 2014 · TG Policy and Regulatory Affairs and Default Prevention · No Comments

To help schools understand CDR exemptions, Shoptalk is publishing a two-part series. In this installment, we provide an overview of the exemptions available, and we focus on how schools can access to the exemptions for low CDRs. In a subsequent article, we cover how schools may manage the transition when losing access to exemptions due to increased rates.

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Closed school corner, August 2014

August 11, 2014 · TG Policy and Regulatory Affairs · No Comments

Review the list of newly reported school closures and corrections from the August 2014 Closed School Monthly Report supplied by ED.

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ED issues proposed rules on PLUS loan adverse credit history

August 08, 2014 · TG Policy and Regulatory Affairs · No Comments

On August 8, 2014, ED published a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) to modify the standard for a determination of an adverse credit history for student and parent PLUS loan eligibility. The proposed rules would amend the current regulations to reflect programmatic and economic changes that have occurred since 1994.

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Great ideas from your school colleagues about building a default prevention taskforce

August 08, 2014 · TG Default Prevention and Policy and Regulatory Affairs · No Comments

One of the first steps for tackling a cohort default rate (CDR) is establishing a default prevention taskforce. But how do you know which school offices or departments on campus should be involved and serve on this taskforce?

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ED invites schools to participate in new school-based experiments

August 05, 2014 · TG Policy and Regulatory Affairs · No Comments

On July 31, 2014, ED posted an announcement in the Federal Register inviting postsecondary schools to apply to participate in a new round of experiments under the Experimental Sites Initiative (ESI).

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Prepare now for official cohort default rates

August 01, 2014 · TG Policy and Regulatory Affairs · No Comments

With the start of classes for many students just a few weeks away, financial aid administrators are very busy preparing to deliver aid to students and families. Even during this demanding period, it is critical for schools to take time to plan ahead for the upcoming release of the official cohort default rates (CDR).

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Ask the Policy Expert: CDR issues

July 30, 2014 · TG Policy and Regulatory Affairs · No Comments

Currently, my school is exempt from the 30-day delay and the multiple disbursement provisions. However, I anticipate our upcoming official CDR to be above 15 percent which will prevent us from taking advantage of the benefits for low CDRs. What is the timeframe for implementing the 30-day delay and multiple disbursement requirements?

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TG's HigherEDGE® featured in national higher education publication

July 29, 2014 · TG Marketing Communications · No Comments

HigherEDGE® Default Aversion Solutions

Today's spotlight story in University Business Magazine¸ a national publication for higher education leaders at two- and four-year colleges and universities, features Huston-Tillotson University and its experience with HigherEDGE® Default Aversion Solutions.

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