CDR: To Challenge or Not to Challenge…

HEAG ., 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 »

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The Latest Updates on the Higher Education Act

HEAG California, Community Colleges, Federal Student Aid Programs, Financial Aid Industry News, FL, General Issues in Financial Aid, MA, NY, PA

As of the first week of March 2018, the Senate’s Health, Education & Labor Committee has held eight hearings to help move along the Higher Education Act’s (HEA) reauthorization.  We are still a bit of time away from a potential … Read more »

What is Gainful Employment Debt-To-Earnings?

HEAG ., Federal Student Aid Programs, Fiduciary Responsibilities, Financial Aid Industry News, General Issues in Financial Aid



The week of October 17th, 2016, the National Student Loan Database (NSLDS) generated and sent a report to the Student Aid Internet Gateway (SAIG) mailbox for schools that were required to report Gainful Employment (GE) data. These recently uploaded … Read more »