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Reduced Pell Grants for Distance Students? We Need Your Help.

Published by: WCET | 7/11/2012

Deep within an appropriations bill that was recently passed by the U.S. Senate Committee on Appropriations is a provision that could have a deep financial impact on the most cash-strapped undergraduate distance students.  The bill proposes to disallow counting the […]

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It’s Coming: The Next Higher Education Act Reauthorization

Published by: WCET | 5/23/2012

As you may have noted, we are still addressing federal regulatory issues that resulted from the last round of Higher Education Act reauthorization.  While we will continue to address what’s in place, it’s also time to look forward.  We invited […]

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Is Your Distance Education Course Actually a Correspondence Course?

Published by: WCET | 4/20/2012

St. Mary-of-the-Woods College should refund $42 million in federal financial aid dollars that it disbursed to students over a five year period.  That is the finding of the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of the Inspector General, which found that […]

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House Votes to Repeal State Authorization (and Reciprocity Update)

Published by: WCET | 2/29/2012

Just when I was thinking that it was time for an update on state authorization regulations, the U.S. House of Representatives schedules a vote on the subject.  Wow!  Were they ever accommodating! What are next steps? What is the impact […]

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Senate ‘For-Profit’ Hearings: We ALL Need to Pay Attention

Published by: WCET | 7/21/2010

If you have not heard about it, there are several links below to coverage of the U.S. Senate’s hearing last week regarding for-profit institutions. I could not make it to DC for the hearing, but I followed the tweets and […]

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