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Federal Regulations: Delays, Reviews, and a Call for Comments

Published by: WCET | 7/6/2017

Federal higher education regulations are under fire and the Department of Education wants your input. Let’s give it to them. Only the Teacher Prep regulations suffered the quick death of the Congressional Review Act. Several other postsecondary consumer protection regulations […]

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Financial Aid: Tips and Tricks for Working with Non-Traditional Students

Published by: WCET | 6/12/2017

In the second of our series on financial aid issues, Brittany Hackett of the National Association of Student Financial Aid Officers (NASFAA), gives us a look at aid for non-traditional students. She also highlights some of NASFAA’s tip sheets for […]

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Finding Your Way Through Financial Aid

Published by: WCET | 6/8/2017

This month WCET is focusing on a complex component of student participation in higher education: financial aid. We are very appreciative of our friends at the National Association for Student Financial Aid Administrators (NASFAA) for providing two blog posts giving […]

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Connecticut’s One-Stop Service Increases Enrollment and Retention

Published by: WCET | 3/8/2017

WCET has long been a champion of e-learning consortia, multi-institution efforts to partner to do more together than can be done by an individual campus. Today we feature one of them. In the past, the Connecticut Distance Learning Consortium (CTDLC) […]

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Practice

Education Department Confirms ‘Reciprocity’ Definition Clarification

Published by: WCET | 1/19/2017

Thank you Ted Mitchell! In his last hours as the Under Secretary of Education, Mitchell wrote a letter to Marshall Hill (Executive Director, NC-SARA) and me confirming the clarifications to state authorization regulations that Department staff made to me and […]

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Education Department Clarifies Its Intent on State Authorization Reciprocity

Published by: WCET | 1/9/2017

To paraphrase Mark Twain: “The report of SARA’s death was an exaggeration.” Department of Education officials recently told me that they recognize the hard work over many years in creating interstate reciprocity agreements for state authorization. They also expressed surprise […]

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Practice

Interpreting what is Required for “Regular and Substantive Interaction”

Published by: WCET | 9/30/2016

As greater numbers of students move into online and competency-based education programs, we have seen new interest in understanding the Department of Education’s regulations. In particular, faculty and administrators seek to understand how the Department interprets rules requiring courses to […]

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