Department of Education Regulatory or Process Issues or Other Executive Branch Departments
On this page you will find comments or requests for action on established regulations, policies, processes, or other issues concerning student financial aid or other related areas of higher education.
NASFAA Submits Comments to ED on PSLF program September 24, 2021-In this letter response to a recent request for information from ED, NASFAA shared results of a recent survey of financial aid administrators who found Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) outreach, publicity, and communication to be inadequate.
Verification Letter to Department of Education September 7, 2021-Written on behalf of NASFAA and NCAN, this letter expresses disappointment in the Department of Education’s (ED) failure to extend, for the 2022-23 award year, the verification waivers granted in GEN-21-05 for the 2021-22 award year.
Negotiated Rulemaking Written Comments July 1, 2021-This letter aimed to provide ED with additional details for the negotiated rulemaking process & focused on issues surrounding gainful employment, PSLF, prison education program, administrative capability, and other topics.
NASFAA, NCAN Urge ED to Implement Changes to FAFSA Swiftly March 2, 2021-NASFAA joined a letter with NCAN urging the Department of Education and newly appointed Education Secretary Miguel Cardona expressing the importance of implementing the changes made to the FAFSA in an efficient and timely manner.
Request for Meeting on Section 117 Reporting Requirements February 11, 2021-NASFAA joins a letter to Acting Education Secretary Philip Rosenfelt requesting a meeting to clarify the obligations of colleges and universities under Section 117 of the Higher Education Act, which deals with foreign gift and contract reporting.
NASFAA Joins Community Comments on Section 117 December 14, 2020-NASFAA joined a group of higher ed associations in submitting comments & a legal memo. to ED in response to the notification of interpretation & request for comments on ED's enforcement authority for failure to adequately report under Section 117.
NASFAA Submits Bankruptcy Comments May 23, 2018-NASFAA submitted comments to the Department of Education (ED) in response to a Request for Information concerning ED's guidance pertaining to student loan bankruptcy filings.
NASFAA Submits Letter on PTAC Data-Sharing Guidance March 9, 2018-Last year, ED's Privacy and Technical Assistance Center released verbal guidance on the sharing of FAFSA data. This new guidance prohibits students from authorizing financial aid offices to release FAFSA information to approved entities.
NASFAA Urges ED to Resolve & Issue Privacy Guidance Quickly November 17, 2017-NASFAA, along with several partner organizations, sent a letter to the Department of Education (ED) about verbal guidance given by ED's Privacy and Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) that has upended many years of common practice.
NASFAA Letter Encourages ED to Improve Efficiency, Accountability August 4, 2017-NASFAA in a letter sent on Friday encouraged the Department of Education (ED) to take steps to improve its efficiency, efficacy, and accountability with key stakeholders, including looking at new ways ED could engage with institutions and financial a
NASFAA Submits Year-Round Pell Implementation Letter May 5, 2017-NASFAA, on May 5, submitted a letter to the Department of Education expressing support and excitement for the reinstatement of year-round Pell and offering assistance with the interpretation and implementation of the program.
NASFAA Requests Relief on Verification of Non-Filing Requirement December 15, 2016-NASFAA sent a letter requesting a waiver of the Verification of Non-Filing requirement for non tax filers who are selected for verification if the applicant does not meet the registration requirements for the IRS Get Transcript Online functionality.
NASFAA Sends Public Service Loan Forgiveness Letter to ED October 25, 2016-NASFAA sent a letter to the Department of Education requesting information about Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) and the number of borrowers expected to benefit from forgiveness of their remaining unpaid balances in 2017.
NASFAA Urges Action on Student Health Insurance Regulations March 2, 2012-NASFAA joined the American Council on Education (ACE) to urge the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to immediately issue the final version of student health insurance coverage regulations or delay the regulation.
NASFAA Letter to ED on 12 Semester Pell Grant Limit February 23, 2012-NASFAA President Justin Draeger urges Education Secretary Duncan to hold schools harmless for any inadvertent Pell Grant overpayments made to students who the Department of Education doesn't properly identify as having reached the new 12 semester ...
Letter Opposing Federal Definition of a Credit Hour February 18, 2011-NASFAA joined more than 70 other higher education associations, including accreditors, to urge the U.S. Department of Education to rescind the federal definition of a credit hour included in the program integrity final regulations.