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Last week, the Department of Education (ED) released its unofficial final rule on Gainful Employment (GE) and its new Financial Value Transparency framework, which it plans to officially release in the Federal Register on October 10, 2023. The rule represents ED’s fourth effort, over more than a decade, to establish gainful employment standards, and ED’s first attempt at applying gainful employment metrics to non-GE programs, albeit without the associated penalties applicable to GE programs.
The Department of Education (ED) on Wednesday announced additional $9 billion in federal student loan debt forgiveness for 125,000 borrowers through fixes to the income-driven repayment (IDR) and Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) programs, and automatic forgiveness for borrowers with total and permanent disabilities.
The NASFAA website, www.nasfaa.org, will be unavailable starting tonight, October 5 at 6:00 p.m. ET for scheduled maintenance. The outage is expected to last up to 8 hours; the site will be fully restored when complete. This maintenance window will also impact other NASFAA entities, including AskRegs, the Compliance Engine, and Testing Center. Thank you for your patience while NASFAA works to maintain our online resources.
NASFAA's award-winning Diversity Leadership Program (DLP) aims to advance the careers of individuals from marginalized and underrepresented groups in the association and create a strong and diverse pipeline for association leadership. Now in its sixth year, the DLP is seeking six new participants to receive a robust portfolio of benefits, mentorship, and guidance to aid in their development as financial aid association leaders at the state, regional, and national level. Please refer to the DLP webpage for more information about program benefits, the applicant selection process, and eligibility criteria. Applications are due October 16, 2023.
Register now for NASFAA’s webinar on verification on Wednesday, October 25 at 2 p.m. ET. This webinar will review the 2024-25 verification data element and documentation requirements resulting from FAFSA simplification changes to the application process. Additionally, the webinar will discuss some of the more complicated issues that will remain even after FAFSA simplification has been implemented. Secure your seat today.