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The second day of the final session of the Institutional and Programmatic Eligibility negotiated rulemaking committee started with a presentation from the Department of Education (ED) of data related to gainful employment (GE), a key topic being covered by the committee.
President Joe Biden on Tuesday signed Congress’ massive fiscal year 2022 spending bill into law, which contains $24.6 billion for federal student aid programs, and includes a $400 increase to the maximum Pell Grant award, bringing the total to $6,895 for the 2022-23 award year. Congress flirted with its most recent expiration of a short-term spending extension to keep the government operational and ultimately cleared its wide ranging $1.5 trillion package well before the March 11 midnight deadline, as the Senate passed the spending bill Thursday evening.
NASFAA is hosting a 100% virtual conference exclusively focusing on clock hour programs, which will take place April 11-14, 2022. Daily webinars — focusing on topics such as clock hour SAP policies, distance education, compliance issues, and other clock hour challenges — will cover basic and advanced regulatory practices applicable to clock hour institutions. The conference, which is free to NASFAA members, is quickly approaching, so register today to secure your spot.
The Department of Education (ED) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) are hosting a webinar on college students and the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) on Thursday, March 31, 2022 at 2:00 p.m. ET. The webinar will include a presentation from ED about its work to support students' basic needs. Participants will also hear from institutional leaders about promising practices to connect students to SNAP. Additionally, experts from the USDA will present about student eligibility for SNAP and the role that colleges can play to increase usage of these benefits.