Dennis Cariello

Dennis Cariello

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New Title IX Guidance Issued by White House

As part of the “Not Alone” campaign focusing on preventing sexual assault and violence, the White House released new guidance documents as part of “It’s On Us,” a new education campaign that seeks to “engage college students...more

9/30/2014 - Colleges Dating Violence Obama Administration Sexual Assault Title IX Universities

National Association for College Admission Counseling Issues Guide on International Recruiting

In May 2013, the National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC) issued a report considering claims of abuse in the recruiting of international students and the propriety of using commission-based recruiters in...more

9/30/2014 - College Admissions Fraud and Abuse NACAC

One More Set of College Rankings

While we try and keep it fairly informative here at Eduction Industry Reporter (EIR), I thought this set of college rankings – from TheOnion – was worth passing on....more

9/30/2014 - Colleges Universities

Department of Education Releases Updated Gainful Employment Template

While higher education waits for the final version of the gainful employment rule, the U.S. Department of Education recently released an updated template for disclosures required under the existing gainful employment rule. ...more

9/25/2014 - Colleges Department of Education Disclosure Requirements Gainful Employment Hiring Statistics Universities

Cohort Default Rates Decrease; Proprietary School Default Rates Decrease for Third Straight Year

Earlier today the U.S. Department of Education (Department) released the official three-year Cohort Default Rates (CDRs) for FY 2011. For the uninitiated, this is a measure of the number of students entering repayment in FY...more

9/25/2014 - Default Department of Education Student Loans Students

Department of Education Extends CDR Relief to Schools With Borrowers Facing “Split Servicing”

In advance of the release of the official FY2011 Cohort Default Rate (CDR) data, the U.S. Department of Education (Department) announced that the Department has “adjusted how it calculates CDRs for any institution that...more

9/25/2014 - Colleges Default Department of Education Loan Servicing Student Loans Universities

A Look at Higher Education Bills in the House of Representatives

The House of Representatives has seen a lot of action on the higher education front this year. Not only has Committee on Education and the Workforce (Ed and Workforce) Chairman John Kline passed a number of bills out of...more

9/24/2014 - Education Reform Legislative Agendas Legislative Committees New Legislation

New Jersey to Consider Price Caps on Higher Education

There are many possible responses to the problem of the increasing cost of higher education. Once such response is to impose price controls on colleges and universities. Last week, the committe on higher education in the...more

9/24/2014 - Colleges Fee Caps New Legislation Tuition Universities

Senators Harkin and Merkley Introduce “Protecting Students from Worthless Degrees Act”

On September 19, 2014, Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA), Chairman of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee, and Senator Jeff Merkley (D-OR) introduced the “Protecting Students from Worthless Degrees...more

9/23/2014 - For Profit Colleges Legislative Agendas Proposed Legislation

More on the Higher Education Legislative Proposals from the Senate

Higher Education Reform and Opportunity Act – H.R. 4612 / S. 1904 - On January 9, 2014, Senator Mike Lee (R-UT) introduced the Higher Education Reform and Opportunity Act of 2013 (Rep. Ron DeSantis (R-FL) introduced a...more

9/23/2014 - Accreditation Colleges Education Reform Legislative Agendas Proposed Legislation Universities

Our Thoughts on the Current Higher Education Legislative Proposals

Late last week we released an Alert entitled,”Congress and the Higher Education Act: what’s on the table? What’s to come? Our look at the major proposals,” which summarizes our views on where things stand legislatively in...more

9/23/2014 - Education Reform Legislative Agendas Legislative Committees Proposed Legislation

Congress and the Higher Education Act: what’s on the table? What’s to come? Our look at the major proposals

Congress is well into the process of passing a reauthorization of the Higher Education Act (HEA), and many members of Congress have introduced bills addressing many aspects of higher education that concern the public....more

9/19/2014 - Financial Aid Financial Education Initiatives Higher Education Act Legislative Agendas Legislative Committees Proposed Legislation Transparency

Very Few Changes Between Draft Gainful Employment Rule And One Published In The NPRM

As we reported yesterday, the Department of Education (Department) released the Notice of Proposed Rule Making (NPRM) for the gainful employment rule this morning. The NPRM is long – 841 pages in the pre-publication format. ...more

3/17/2014 - Department of Education Gainful Employment

Department Of Education To Release Gainful Employment Rule Tomorrow Morning

Politico has just reported that the Department of Education will be releasing the gainful employment rule tomorrow morning. From the reports, it appears that the rule is substantially similar to the one discussed at the...more


Department of Education Sends Proposed Gainful Employment Rule to the Office of Management and Budget

As reported on the website for the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), on January 30, the Department of Education (Department) sent its version of the gainful employment (GE) rule to OMB (specifically, the Office of...more

2/3/2014 - Department of Education Executive Orders Gainful Employment OIRA OMB

Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights Issues Controversial Guidance On Rights of Disabled Students to Participate in...

On Jan. 25, 2013, the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (‘‘OCR’’) released a Dear Colleague Letter (‘‘DCL’’) providing guidance on the obligations under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973...more

12/6/2013 - ADA Department of Education OCR Rehabilitation Act Section 504 Students

According to New NCES Study, Proprietary Higher Education Reduces Costs for Students by Over 10% Since 2007-08

On December 3rd, the National Center for Education Statistics released the 2011-2012 National Postsecondary Student Aid Study. This report focuses on the average price of attendance paid by students to attend institutions of...more

12/5/2013 - Colleges Students Tuition Universities

Primer on Negotiated Rulemaking

Given all the current and future negotiated rulemaking sessions for the U.S. Department of Education (Department), it might be helpful to take a look at the Department’s FAQs on the Negotiated Rulemaking Process. ...more

12/4/2013 - Negotiations Rulemaking Process

On December 3rd, House Subcommittee to Discuss Proposals to Strengthen Pell Grant Program

On Tuesday, December 3rd at 10:00 a.m. in room 2175 of the Rayburn House Office Building, the Subcommittee on Higher Education and Workforce Training, chaired by Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-NC), will hold a hearing entitled,...more

12/3/2013 - Colleges Financial Aid Pell Grants Students Tuition Universities

Supreme Court Declines to Hear Liberty University’s Challenge to Affordable Care Act Suit

As reported by multiple sources on Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court declined to wade into the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) employer mandate. Liberty University, a Christian university in in Lynchburg,...more

12/3/2013 - Affordable Care Act Contraceptive Coverage Mandate Employer Mandates Individual Mandate Religious Institutions Religious Schools SCOTUS

Department of Education Announces Negotiators for Rulemaking Concerning the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013

Following up on our prior coverage of this rulemaking session, late last week, the U.S. Department of Education (Department) announced the negotiators for the rulemaking session seeking to “prepare proposed regulations to...more

12/3/2013 - Department of Education Domestic Violence VAWA

Final Gainful Employment Rulemaking Session Scheduled for Friday, December 13

Politico’s Libby Nelson, in yesterday’s “Morning Education” email (and in a tweet on Black Friday) reports that the U.S. Department of Education “has scheduled its third session of negotiated rule-making on the ‘gainful...more

12/3/2013 - Department of Education Gainful Employment

Some Thoughts on the Latest Round of Gainful Employment Negotiatied Rulemaking Part 2

Something that seems clear after two rounds of negotiated rulemaking is the lack of trust those aligned with consumer advocates have for proprietary schools. As I recall, one negotiator suggested they needed to think...more

11/25/2013 - Gainful Employment Student Loans Students

Some Thoughts on the Latest Round of Gainful Employment Negotiatied Rulemaking Part 1

I will apologize upfront for the length of this post. Or that there will be multiple posts on this. There’s just a lot to say after this latest session of gainful employment negotiated rulemaking. For those of you...more

11/23/2013 - Colleges Department of Education Gainful Employment Higher Education Act Rulemaking Process Student Loans Universities

Senate Forms Task Force to Review Higher Ed Regulations and Reporting Requirements

In a statement yesterday, Senate education committee Ranking Member Senator Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.), and members Barbara Mikulski (D-Md.), Richard Burr (R-N.C.), and Michael Bennet (D-Colo.) “announced the formation of a...more

11/19/2013 - Colleges Reporting Requirements Universities

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