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Hip, Hip, BBAY!
Webinar - Tue, Oct 13, 2015
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM EDT

Join us for everything you ever wanted to know about Borrower Based Academic Year packaging.

The three types of BBAY will be covered, along with how it applies to standard and non-standard terms.

Audience participation includes a brief round of “Who Wants to be a BBAY-Aire” to help reinforce and review webinar key learning objectives.


NYS Update and Washington Analysis
Webinar - Thursday, September 24, 2015
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM EDT

Our own Lisa  Simpson will provide an update of the Grants and Scholarships programs for the upcoming year as well as a review of the new programs enacted with this year’s budget.  

Attend to learn more about the New York State Achievement and Investment in Merit Scholarship (NY-AIMS), Get on Your Feet Loan Forgiveness Program,  and the Masters-in Education Teacher Incentive Scholarship Program.

What's Happening on the Hill? An Insider's Perspective
This session will be presented by Barmak Nassirian,  Director of policy analysis with the American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU) in Washington, DC. He will provide an overview of  ON THE HILL developments and assess their likely impact on colleges and universities.

As the Obama Administration nears the end of its tenure, it is energetically pushing its policy priorities through regulatory and administrative actions, often over the objections of the GOP-controlled Congress.

On the higher education front, massive new regulations--not least of all, the Gainful Employment rule--are being implemented even as Congress threatens to defund them. In addition, new rules on program integrity and teacher preparation are cued up to go into effect next year. On top of the Administration’s ambitious regulatory agenda, there are also a number of pending higher education initiatives - the reconfigured rating scheme, the messy wind-down of Corinthian College’s collapse, improvements to loan servicing, and an effort to promote innovation through experimentation - all of which are additional priorities competing for attention at the Department of Education. Beyond these policy issues, Congress and the Administration remain deadlocked on budget and funding questions, with the Fiscal Year 2016 budget still unresolved and a debt-ceiling showdown on the horizon for December.

Meanwhile, in what sometimes feels like a parallel universe, Congress seems intent on an orderly reauthorization of the Higher Education Act (HEA), which is already overdue by two years. After accomplishing what many viewed as impossible, i.e., a bipartisan reauthorization of the Elementary Secondary Education Act (aka No Child Left Behind), Chairman Lamar Alexander (R-TN) has turned the Senate HELP Committee’s attention to the HEA and has reiterated his goal to mark-up a bill this fall. While no such record of bipartisan consensus on financing issues can be detected on either ESEA or HEA on the House side, the House Committee did circulate a bipartisan bill to significantly rewrite the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), which it plans to mark up this session.

And, with a major presidential election around the corner, with so many candidates in the running, there are multiple campaign initiatives on higher education. These run the gamut from Bernie Sanders’ free college proposal to Marco Rubio’s attack on the “college cartel” and his proposed Income Share Agreements as alternatives to loans.



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