Visit HigherEDGE at NASFAA for a default management check-up

July 06, 2015 · TG Marketing Communications · No Comments

HigherEDGE® Default Management Solutions

If you're planning to attend the 2015 NASFAA Conference in New Orleans, LA, visit HigherEDGE® at booth #507. We'd love to talk with you about the importance of performing a periodic check-up on your default management vendor.

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Register today for the rescheduled TG webinar: Are you ready for Gainful Employment?

July 06, 2015 · TG Policy and Regulatory Affairs · No Comments

TG Webinars

With the two recent court decisions upholding all of the Gainful Employment (GE) final rules, it's time to review your implementation "to-do" list to make sure you have all the bases covered! The rules became effective on July 1, 2015, but there are many other important dates to consider when implementing the GE rules.

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Remaining 2015-2016 interest rates released

July 02, 2015 · TG Policy and Regulatory Affairs · No Comments

ED recently released the remaining two categories of interest rates for older federal loans effective July 1, 2015.

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Direct loan interest rate changes

July 02, 2015 · TG Policy and Regulatory Affairs · No Comments

ED announced the new interest rates for Direct loans first disbursed on or after July 1, 2015 and before July 1, 2016.

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Gainful Employment webinar cancelled

June 15, 2015 · TG Customer Training and Event Management · No Comments

Due to unforseen circumstances, the webinar entitled "Are you ready for Gainful Employment?" scheduled for Thursday, June 25, has been cancelled.

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ED provides clarifications on ability to benefit alternatives

May 29, 2015 · TG Policy and Regulatory Affairs · No Comments

In Dear Colleague Letter (DCL) GEN-15-09 published on May 22, 2015, ED clarifies changes made to the Higher Education Act (HEA) by the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act of 2015 (Pub. L. 113-235) to the Title IV eligibility of students who are not high school graduates. The DCL includes detailed information about the reinstatement of ability to benefit (ATB) alternatives for student eligibility, and the statutory definition of an eligible career pathway program required under Pub.L. 113-235 for purposes of Title IV aid eligibility.

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FSA ID — additional information and helpful hints

May 27, 2015 · TG Policy and Regulatory Affairs · 1 Comment

On May 22, 2015, ED published an electronic announcement (E-ANN) which provides additional information and helpful hints for creating an FSA ID. As announced in a May 11, 2015 E-ANN, the FSA ID — which replaced the Federal Student Aid PIN — was successfully implemented on May 10, 2015. Although the majority of users to date have successfully created an FSA ID without issue, ED continues to receive questions from students and parents. This E-ANN is intended to further assist the financial aid community in responding to questions from students, parents, and borrowers.

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Closed school corner, May 2015

May 22, 2015 · TG Policy and Regulatory Affairs · No Comments

Review the list of newly reported school closures and corrections from the May 2015 Closed School Monthly Report supplied by ED.

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Register today for a TG webinar: Are you ready for Gainful Employment?

May 21, 2015 · TG Policy and Regulatory Affairs · No Comments

TG Webinars

With the effective date for the Gainful Employment (GE) final rules quickly approaching, it's time to review your implementation "to-do" list to make sure you have all the bases covered! Absent a court decision, the rules take effect on July 1, 2015.

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ED publishes draft cash management rules

May 21, 2015 · TG Policy and Regulatory Affairs · No Comments

On May 18, 2015, ED published in a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) the remaining program integrity and improvement issues that were negotiated in early 2014. The NPRM includes proposed rules on cash management issues, repeat coursework, and clock-to-credit hour conversion.

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