Other publications echo TG report: Federal policy changes are needed to improve online counseling

March 03, 2015 · TG Research and Analytical Services · No Comments

Recently, the TG Research and Analytical Services (RAS) team, in collaboration with NASFAA, released the first of five reports on the effectiveness of federal student loan counseling. Based on student observations and interviews, From Passive to Proactive: Understanding and Improving the Borrower Experience with Online Student Loan Exit Counseling drew conclusions about the federal exit module, highlighting the length and complexity of the tool, and the irrelevance of some of the information provided, as causes for student borrower apathy toward the online counseling process. Using this insight, TG's researchers suggested some significant changes that could help borrowers have a more practical, useful learning experience.

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Closed school corner, February 2015

March 03, 2015 · TG Policy and Regulatory Affairs · No Comments

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

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D2I, CC, FC, SLRC: Online tools to make your student support efforts easier

March 03, 2015 · TG Marketing Communications · No Comments

TG's Adventures In Education (AIE™) website has many such tools! Exploring the site can yield helpful resources to help you guide your students in making smart financial aid, academic, career, and repayment moves.

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FAFSA Completion Tool provides data about Texas high school submissions, more

February 24, 2015 · TG Marketing Communications · No Comments

TG offers a wealth of data and resources through its student-facing website Adventures In Education (AIE™). One such resource is the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) Completion Tool.

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ED distributes FY 2012 draft cohort default rates

February 24, 2015 · TG Policy and Regulatory Affairs · No Comments

On February 23, 2015, ED published an electronic announcement (E-ANN) announcing the distribution of the FY 2012 3-year draft cohort default rate (CDR) notification packages to all eligible domestic and foreign schools, guaranty agencies, and lenders.

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TG issues first report on efficacy of federal student loan counseling; suggests revamp of design and policy changes

February 23, 2015 · TG Research and Analytical Services · No Comments

TG, in consultation with the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (NASFAA), has released the first of five reports on the efficacy of federal student loan counseling, "From Passive to Proactive: Understanding and Improving the Borrower Experience with Online Student Loan Exit Counseling." Drawing on student observations and interviews, TG's researchers suggest that a more engaging counseling experience for students would help promote responsible borrowing behavior and better prepare federal student loan borrowers for the repayment process.

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Want to learn more about key industry topics? Join TASFAA, THECB, and TG for Regional Training

February 19, 2015 · TG Customer Training and Event Management · No Comments

Join your colleagues for valuable learning experiences at Regional Trainings offered by The Texas Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (TASFAA), the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB), and TG.

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ED announces gainful employment reporting functionality on NSLDS

February 17, 2015 · TG Policy and Regulatory Affairs · No Comments

In Gainful Employment Electronic Announcement (E-ANN) #52, dated February 11, 2015, ED notified schools that gainful employment (GE) reporting functionality is available on the National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS). ED also announced the publication of the NSLDS Gainful Employment User Guide. Information in this guide should help schools to prepare their systems to submit the required GE data.

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Register today: CDRs: Impact on Schools and Students

February 17, 2015 · TG Customer Training and Event Management · No Comments

Time is running out to register for the TG webinar CDRs: Impact on Schools and Students, scheduled for Thursday, March 5, 2015, from 2 p.m. - 3 p.m. Central Time.

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Protect your borrowers and your campus against default with HigherEDGE®

February 17, 2015 · HigherEDGE Default Management Solutions · No Comments

HigherEDGE® Default Aversion Solutions

Like most institutions, colleges and universities buy coverage for all kinds of potential threats, including damage to property, breaches in data security, sickness affecting faculty and staff, and injury to the school's athletes. Student loan default is another area that can leave schools vulnerable, especially given the consequences of high rates. High cohort default rates (CDRs) can imperil a school's eligibility for Title IV, which can have a cascading effect — preventing students from applying for admission and even leading to school closure. If you want to safeguard your institution's CDR — and add value to your own services for student borrowers in the process — consider HigherEDGE® Default Management Solutions.

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