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WEBINAR: Submitting GE Completers List Corrections

The Department hosted two webinars on ‘Submitting GE Completers List Corrections’. You can access the slides of the webinar by clicking here. As soon as the actual webinars become available we will post those on this site as well. In addition the Electronic Announcement #82, reminded Schools that the GE Completers List 45-Day corrections Period Ends July 28th, 2016.

As an update, the recorded training sessions for the June 2nd and June 7th webinars regarding “Reading your Draft GE Completers List Files” are now available.


The Department has sent you your Draft GE Completers List file, so now what?

The webinar, Reading Your Draft GE Completers List Files, was presented by the US Department of Education on June 2nd & 7th. The actual webinar will be posted as soon as it becomes available. In the meantime, you can download the slides to help you analyze your Draft Completers List file provided to you on June 1st, 2016 via your SAIG mailbox. In addition, the Dept has provided you with two extremely helpful tools to utilize in your comparison/analyzation process. The first tool is call the GE Completers List Viewer Tool, the second is the GE Completers List Import Tool. Click Here to gain access to both Tools and Instructions.

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Capella Education Company Enters into an Amended and Restated Revolving Credit Agreement

Capella Education Company (CPLA), a provider of online post-secondary education, primarily through its wholly owned subsidiary Capella University, today announced that it has entered into an amended and restated revolving credit agreement. The amended credit agreement continues to provide $100 million of borrowing capacity, with a conditional increase option of an additional $50 million. The agreement has a term of five years ending Dec. 18, 2020 and replaces the previous five year agreement scheduled to expire Sept. 30, 2016.

Charles Koch's network plans to take aim at job-licensing laws

The growing public focus on student loan debt in recent years has been driven by some numbers that really matter (like the passing of the $1 trillion threshold in the amount of total outstanding loan debt) and some that are less meaningful (anecdotal reports about the occasional baristas who accumulated $120,000 in debt, an outlier level when the average is about a quarter of that).

What legacy?

During the negotiations around the omnibus appropriations bill, the Obama administration made crystal clear their hostility to private sector education – when they informed Congressional leaders that any language in the bill delaying the implementation of the gainful employment regulation until Reauthorization of the Higher Education Act was ”non-negotiable.” Since the completion of the negotiations, the White House has claimed victory for stopping so-called “ideological riders” that were to be attached to the appropriations bill. The administration considers the gainful employment regulation part of Obama and Secretary Duncan’s legacies and went to great lengths to protect it.

Charles Koch's network plans to take aim at job-licensing laws

WASHINGTON — The political and policy empire tied to billionaire industrialist Charles Koch has begun what officials say will be a significant push to ease or dismantle state and local licensing rules that govern everything from hair-braiding to pet grooming.

Program Integrity Issues

On October 29, 2010, the Department of Education published in the Federal Register final regulations for improving integrity in the programs authorized under title IV of the HigherEducation Act of 1965, as amended (HEA) (October 29, 2010, final regulations). The preamble to those regulations was revised in a Federal Register notice of March 22, 2013.

Shaming Accreditors

The Obama administration is trying to ratchet up already growing pressure on accrediting agencies to focus more intently on whether colleges are graduating students with the skills they need to get jobs and repay their loans.

Grading the Administration’s College Scorecard: Incomplete

President Obama has unveiled a new “College Scorecard,” an online tool the administration promises will provide prospective students “reliable data on every institution of higher education.” The basic concept behind the scorecard – strengthening transparency in higher education – has long been a bipartisan priority. In fact, Republicans and Democrats are championing a legislative proposal to help students and families make informed decisions about which school to attend and how to pay for it.