Institutional Responsibility

Melissa Maichle .

Resolving Conflicting Information

Colleges and universities have an obligation to resolve conflicting information that may affect a student’s eligibility for Title IV financial aid. Notice how we said it is an institutional responsibility. That is because the conflict may develop … Read more »

CDR: To Challenge or Not to Challenge…

Melissa Maichle ., Federal Student Aid Programs, General Issues in Financial Aid



Next month, colleges will receive draft Cohort Default Rates (CDR) for FY2016 and will have the opportunity to challenge the data if there are inaccuracies.  First let’s dive into what the CDR represents.  The Department of Education calculates the … Read more »