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2022 Daily Briefing

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May 18, 2022

Articles on: NCHER Annual Conference: Hotel Cut-Off Today, Don’t Forget to Call the DeSoto; FSA Releases Dear Colleague Letter Waiving Verification Requirements for 2022-2023 Award Year; Pell Institute Releases Report Examining Higher Education Equity; U.S. Department of Education News; General News

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May 17, 2022

Articles on: Politico: MSNBC Host, Former White House Aide Presses Education Secretary Cardona on Federal Student Loan Forgiveness; CFPB Report Focuses on Mortgage Servicing as COVID-19 Forbearances End, Could Foretell Focus on Student Loans; U.S. Department of Education News; General News

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May 16, 2022

Articles on: Weekly Rundown; Politico: Federal Student Loan Forgiveness Splitting the Democratic Party; House Republicans Send Letter Saying President Does Not Have Authority to Forgive Student Loans; NASFAA Releases Recommendations to Reform Federal Student Loan Program; Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia Releases Report on Student Loan Repayment; CommonBond Announces Plans to Cease New Student Loan Originations; Urban Institute Publishes Essay on Who Benefits from Free College in New York; U.S. Department of Education News; Member News; General News

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May 12, 2022

Articles on: NCHER Annual Conference: Register Today and Take Advantage of Multiple and First-Time Attendee Pricing!; Lack of Data to Support Income-Based Student Loan Forgiveness; Senate Confirms Federal Reserve Chairman Powell to Second Term; House Financial Services Committee Holds Hearing with Treasury Secretary Yellen; U.S. Department of Education News; General News

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May 11, 2022

Articles on: Federal Student Loan Interest Rates Set to Increase on July 1st; Secretary of Education Cardona Discusses PSLF and Affordability During Axios Event; CFPB Orders Student Loan Debt Processors to Pay More than $8 Million to Misled Borrowers; National Student Clearinghouse Report Finds Increase of Students with Some College, No Credential; U.S. Department of Education News; General News

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May 10, 2022

Articles on: Senate Banking Committee Holds Hearing with Treasury Secretary Yellen, Discusses Student Loan Forgiveness; New York Fed Releases Household Debt Report, Finds Student Loan Debt Totals $1.59 Trillion; House and Senate Republicans Send Letter to Education Secretary Cardona on FSA Sharing Personal Information With Facebook; CBO Releases Monthly Budget Review for April 2022; U.S. Department of Education News; Member News; General News

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May 9, 2022

Articles on: NCHER Annual Conference: Register Today and Take Advantage of Multiple and First-Time Attendee Pricing!; Weekly Rundown; CFPB Releases Advisory Opinion on Equal Credit Opportunity Act, Says Applies to Existing Credit and Credit Applications; Federal Reserve Releases Monthly Consumer Credit Report, Shows Continued Borrowing; GAO Report Says Federal Government Faces Unsustainable Fiscal Future; U.S. Department of Education News; General News

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May 5, 2022

Articles on: NCHER Annual Conference: Don’t Forget to Register, Early Bird Rate Expires Tomorrow; Senate Banking Committee Holds Hearing on Student Loan Servicing and Impact on Workers; WSJ: Top Obama Education Lawyer Says Federal Student Loan Forgiveness “Legally Risky”; House Financial Services Committee Announces Schedule for May; National Student Clearinghouse Research Center Releases Data on Economic Impact of COVID-19 on Transfer Students; NY Governor Kathy Hochul Signs Legislation Banning Colleges from Withholding Transcripts; U.S. Department of Education News; General News

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May 4, 2022

Articles on: NCHER Annual Conference: Don’t Forget to Register, Early Bird Rate Expires This Friday; Sen. Cotton Sends Letter to Education Secretary Cardona Asking for Legal Justification for Federal Student Loan Forgiveness; Senate Banking Committee Holds Listening Session Ahead of Tomorrow’s Hearing on Student Loan Servicing; Federal Reserve Holds Two-Day FOMC Meeting, Votes to Raise Rates by 50 Basis Points; Pew Calculates Potential Effects of Department of Education’s Proposed Student Loan Repayment Plan; U.S. Department of Education News; General News

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May 3, 2022

Articles on: NCHER Annual Conference: Five Important Reasons to Attend; White House Confirms Weighing Income Limits for Federal Student Loan Forgiveness; Republicans Step Up Attacks on Federal Student Loan Forgiveness, Heritage Foundation Sends Letter to White House Urging Halt to Plan; Sen. Warren Releases Analysis Showing Benefits of Student Loan Debt Cancellation; U.S. Department of Education News; Member News; General News

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May 2, 2022

Articles on: NCHER Annual Conference: Don’t Forget to Register, Early Bird Rate Expires This Friday; Weekly Rundown; White House Weighing Income Limits for Federal Student Loan Forgiveness; CFPB Signs Consent Order Against Student Loan Debt Relief Company; Sens. Collins, Hassan Introduce Helping Parents Save for College Act; CFPB Issues Annual FDCPA Report; IHEP Reports on its Degrees When Due Initiative; U.S. Department of Education News; Member News; General News

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April 28, 2022

Articles on: NCHER Annual Conference: Don’t Forget to Register, Early Bird Rate Expires Next Week; Senate Banking Committee Announces Hearing on Student Loan Servicers and Impact on Workers; President Biden Says He is Considering Federal Student Loan Debt Reduction, but $50,000 in Forgiveness “Not on Table”; House Appropriations Subcommittee Holds Hearing with Education Secretary Cardona on FY 2023 Budget Request; Department of Education Announces Forgiveness for 28,000 Borrowers from Closed Cosmetology School Chain; FSA COO Richard Cordray Speaks on IDR Changes in Interview; Rubio, Bennet Reintroduce Higher Education Innovation Act; Senate Republicans Introduce Legislation to Strip President of Ability to Extend Federal Student Loan Payment Pause; NCAN Report Finds FAFSA Applications are Down Almost 9 Percent from Last Year; U.S. Department of Education News; Member News; General News

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April 27, 2022

Articles on: NCHER Annual Conference: Don’t Forget to Register, Early Bird Rate Expires Next Week; CHC: President Indicated Support for Action on Federal Student Loan Debt Forgiveness; House Financial Services Committee Holds Hearing with CFPB Director Chopra on Semi-Annual Report; BLS Publishes Updated Data on College Enrollment Rates and Work Activity; U.S. Department of Education News; General News

 

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April 26, 2022

Articles on: NCHER Annual Conference: Don’t Forget to Register, Early Bird Rate Expires Next Week; NCHER Sends Letters to House and Senate Appropriations Committees in Support of AMF Extension; Senate Banking Committee Holds Hearing with CFPB Director on Semi-Annual Report; CFPB Invokes Dormant Authority to Examine Nonbank Companies Posing Risks to Consumers; Consumer Groups File Lawsuit Against Department of Education for Delay in Adjudicating Borrower Defense to Repayment Claims; Department of Education Expands Second Chance Pell Experimental Site to 73 Additional Institutions; U.S. Department of Education News; Member News; General News

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April 25, 2022

Articles on: NCHER Annual Conference: Don’t Forget to Register, Early Bird Rate Expires Next Week; Weekly Rundown; Department of Justice Appeals Decision Overturning Final Rule on Collection Costs Charged by Guaranty Agencies; Senate Democrats Send Letter to Education Secretary Cardona Asking for Information on Operation Fresh Start; Department of Education Sends Proposed Rule on Borrower Defense to Repayment to OMB for Review; Gallup and Lumina Publish Report Focusing on How COVID-19 Impacted Higher Education Enrollment and Retention; U.S. Department of Education News; General News

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April 21, 2022

Articles on: House Appropriations Committee Announces Hearing with Education Secretary Cardona; Department of Education Announces Changes to Income Driven Repayment, GAO Releases Report Criticizing FSA for Management of Program; New York Fed Releases Blog Series on Student Loan Forbearance and Forgiveness; Kentucky Enacts Student Education Loan Servicing, Licensing, and Protection Act; CFPB Publishes Blog on Effects of Transcript Withholding on Students; U.S. Department of Education News; Member News; General News

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April 18, 2022

Articles on: NCHER Daily Briefing to Publish on Abbreviated Schedule This Week; Weekly Rundown; Senate Democrats Send Letter to CFPB Urging Investigation into Mismanagement of IDR, Letter to the Department of Education Calling for New IDR Waiver; House Republicans Send Letter to FSA and CFPB Accusing the Agencies of Improperly Coordinating Oversight of Federal Student Loan Servicers; CFPB Releases Report Finding 20 Million Borrowers May Struggle to Repay Their Federal Student Loans; Department of Education Releases Inaugural Equity Action Plan; Texas Public Policy Foundation Releases Report on Student Loan Debt; U.S. Department of Education News; Member News; General News

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April 14, 2022

Articles on: Senate Majority Leader Schumer Says White House is Making Progress on Providing Student Loan Forgiveness; CFPB Private Student Loan Ombudsman Releases Blog Discussing Bankruptcy Protections; Reps. Houlahan and Baird Introduce Legislation to Simplify Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program; CFPB Files Lawsuit Against TransUnion For Subscription Services, Company Says Bureau Chose Litigation; TICAS Publishes Recommendations for IDR Reform; Politico Poll Finds Voters Support Federal Student Loan Payment Pause, But Support Weakest Among Republicans; CAP Article Advocates for Longer Student Loan Payment Pause; U.S. Department of Education News; Member News; General News

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April 11, 2022

Articles on: NCHER Daily Briefing to Publish on Abbreviated Schedule This Week; Weekly Rundown; FSA Announces Date for Sending Out 2022–2023 FAFSA Reminders; New York Fed Releases Blog on Reducing the Federal Reserve’s Balance Sheet; EdTrust Brief Finds that Black Women Are Disproportionately Burdened by Student Loan Debt; U.S. Department of Education News; General News

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April 7, 2022

Articles on: NCHER Annual Conference: Register Today, Take Advantage of the Early Bird Registration Rate!; Federal Reserve Releases Consumer Credit Report, Balances Increase More Than 10 Percent in February; GAO Report Examines CTE Program Strategies and Challenges; Bright Horizons’ Education Index Finds that Workers Increasingly Seek Employers that Offer Student Loan Benefits; U.S. Department of Education News;General News

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April 6, 2022

Articles on: Biden Administration Announces Extension of Federal Student Loan Payment and Collections Pause, Includes “Fresh Start” for Defaulted Borrowers; FSA Releases Quarterly Memo Setting Special Allowance Rates for FFELP Loans; Federal Reserve Releases FOMC Minutes, Focuses on Heightened Inflation; House Education and Labor Committee Approves Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act; APLU Report Finds that Public Research Universities Spent Over 70 Percent of COVID Relief Funds; U.S. Department of Education News; Member News; General News

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April 5, 2022

Articles on: Biden Administration to Extend Federal Student Loan Payment Pause, Maybe Until End of August; House and Senate Democrats Unveil Legislation to Simplify Student Loan Repayment; Senate Negotiators Reach Deal on Additional COVID-19 Relief, Includes Cut in Higher Education Funding; U.S. Department of Education News; General News

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April 4, 2022

Articles On: Weekly Rundown; FSA Announces General Dynamics Awarded Contract to Develop New AED System to Process FAFSA Applications; Senate Democrats Send Letter to Department of Education on Bankruptcy Relief for Student Loan Borrowers; White House Announces HBCU Advisory Board Appointees; U.S. Department of Education News; Member News; General News

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March 31, 2022

Articles on: NCHER Annual Conference: Draft Program Agenda Now Available, Registration Now Open!; FSA Releases Quarterly Reports on the Federal Student Loan Program; CFPB Director Chopra Says Regulators Should Reign in Repeat Offenders; FSA Announces Virtual Training Conference for November 2022; U.S. Department of Education News; General News

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March 30, 2022

Articles on: FSA Announces New Website Enhancements and Modifications; House Financial Services Committee Announces Schedule for April; House Passes Securing a Strong Retirement Act, Includes Student Loan Provision on Matching Contributions; American Action Forum Releases Paper on Continued Federal Student Loan Payment Pause, Forgiveness; U.S. Department of Education News; Member News; General News

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March 29, 2022

Articles on: Senate Passes America COMPETES Act, But Without Major Higher Education Provisions; House Set to Consider Securing a Strong Retirement Act, Includes Student Loan Provision on Matching Contributions; U.S. Department of Education News; General News

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March 28, 2022

Articles on: Weekly Rundown; White House Releases Budget Request for FY2023, Includes 15 Percent Increase for Education; American Fintech Council Sends Letter to White House on Federal Student Loan Payment Pause Extension; CAP Sends Letter to President Urging Increase Support for Community Colleges; FSA Publishes Revised Pell Grant Disbursement Schedules; Education Secretary Cardona Calls on States and Institutions to Utilize Higher Education Relief Funds; U.S. Department of Education News; Member News; General News

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March 24, 2022

Articles on: Senate HELP Committee Chair Murray Reiterates Support for Extending Federal Student Loan Payment Pause; Senate and House Democrats Send Letter to Education Secretary Cardona to Expedite Borrower Defense Claims; ARRC Holds Meeting to Discuss SOFR Momentum; U.S. Department of Education News; General News

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March 23, 2022

Articles on: NCHER Annual Conference: Register Today, See You in Savannah, GA!; Department of Education Announces New Requirements Where Private Companies Will Be Responsible for Costs of Closure and Fraud; U.S. Department of Education News; General News

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March 22, 2022

Articles on: New York Fed Releases Blog on Student Loan Repayment During the Pandemic; House Democrats Send Letter to President Urging Extension of Federal Student Loan Payment Pause; U.S. Department of Education News; General News

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March 21, 2022

Articles on: Weekly Rundown; White House Nominates Nasser Paydar as Next Assistant Secretary for Postsecondary Education; Committee For a Responsible Federal Budget Releases Analysis Finding Student Loan Payment Pause is Regressive; Treasury and IRS Permanently Allow Public PAB Hearings to be Conducted Telephonically; U.S. Department of Education News; General News

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March 17, 2022

Articles on: Senate Banking Committee Approves Federal Reserve Nominees, Following Raskin Withdrawal; Department of Education Announces Grants to Support HBCUs Amid Bomb Threats; Excelencia in Education Report Finds that Number of HSIs Decreased During the Pandemic; U.S. Department of Education News; General News

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March 16, 2022

Articles on: House and Senate Education Committee Chairs Call on President to Extend Federal Student Loan Payment Pause Until 2023;Federal Reserve Completes Two-Day Meeting, Raises Rates in Aggressive Move Against Inflation; AARC Welcomes Enactment of Libor Transition Legislation; Strada Report Examines the Value of Access to Paid Internships; Education Trust Report Includes Recommendations for States to Reduce Barriers to Higher Education for Incarcerated Students; U.S. Department of Education News; General News

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March 15, 2022

Articles on: NCHER Annual Conference: Register Today, See You in Savannah!; President Signs Consolidated Appropriations Act Into Law; Former Treasury Official Raskin Withdraws Nomination for Federal Reserve; U.S. Department of Education News; General News

 

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March 14, 2022

Articles on: Weekly Rundown; NCHER-EFC-SLSA to Hold Forum on PSLF Waiver; Senate Passes Consolidated Appropriations Act and Short-Term CR, Sending Legislation to White House; House Republicans Introduce Bill to Restart Federal Student Loan Payments; U.S. Department of Education News; Member News; General News

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March 10, 2022

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March 9, 2022

Articles on: House and Senate Appropriations Committees Release Text of Consolidated Appropriations Act, Includes Agreement on Education Funding and LIBOR Transition; Department of Education Instructs Servicers Not to Send Payment Notices, Action Suggests Pause May Be Extended; Department of Education Announces 100,000 Borrowers Have Qualified for Forgiveness Under PSLF Waiver; House Education Committee Democrats Introduce Clean Slate Through Consolidation Act; U.S. Department of Education News; General News

 

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March 7, 2022

Articles on: Weekly Rundown; White House Chief of Staff Klain Says President Considering Another Extension of Federal Student Loan Payment Pause; Consumer Groups Send Letter to President Urging Extension of Federal Student Loan Pause; Student Borrower Protection Center Investigation Finds For-Profit School Students Targeted by “Buy Now, Pay Later” Products; Federal Reserve Releases Consumer Credit Report, Finds Student Loan Balances Jumped in January; U.S. Department of Education News; Member News; General News

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March 3, 2022

Articles on: Senate Banking Committee Leaders Introduce Economic Continuity and Stability Act, Includes Language on LIBOR Transition; House Education and Labor Subcommittee Holds Hearing on Importance of HSIs and MSIs, Discusses Importance of Increasing Pell Grants; St. Louis Fed Blog Discusses End of Federal Student Loan Payment Pause; FSA COO Cordray Urges Borrowers for Patience as Payment Counts Are Updated, Industry to Hold Webinar in Mid-March; U.S. Department of Education News; General News

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March 2, 2022

Articles on: President Biden Provides State of the Union Address, Calls for Increase in Pell Grants and HBCU Funding; House Financial Services Committee Holds Hearing with Federal Reserve Chairman Powell, Stresses Uncertainties Caused by Ukrainian Crisis; FSA Releases Electronic Announcement Defining ISAs as Private Loans; Kentucky House Democrats Introduce Student Loan Servicing Legislation; U.S. Department of Education News; General News

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March 1, 2022

Articles on: NCHER Annual Conference: Register Today, See You in Savannah, GA!; White House Releases Preview of State of the Union Address; U.S. Department of Education News; General News

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February 28, 2022

Articles on: District Court Issues Opinion That Prohibition on Charging Collection Costs on Rehabilitation Loans Is Unlawfu;  Sen. Warren, Other Democrats Send Letter to Education Secretary Cardona on Resumption of Federal Student Loan Payments; Progressive Groups Release Report Finding Voters Back Another Extension of Federal Student Loan Payment Pause; U.S. Department of Education News; Member News; General News

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February 22, 2022

Articles on: NCHER Daily Briefing Publishing on Abbreviated Schedule This Week;Weekly Rundown; Join the NCHER Board of Directors and Play a Leadership Role on Higher Education Finance Policy, Run for Chair-Elect, Treasurer, or Director at-Large!; Senate Passes Three Week Continuing Resolution to Avoid Government Shutdown; CFPB Releases New Guidance for Loan Servicers on PSLF Expansion; Urban Institute Examines Impact of Student Loan Pause on Mortgage and Auto Loans During the Pandemic; U.S. Department of Education News; Member News; General News

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February 17, 2022

Articles on: NCHER Office Closed for Presidents’ Day, Daily Briefing Resumes on Tuesday; Department of Education Announces $415 Million in Borrower Defense Claims; IRS Updates FAQs on Higher Education Emergency Grants; CASE Study Finds Voluntary Giving to Colleges and Universities Rose by 7 Percent in 2021; U.S. Department of Education News; General News

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February 16, 2022

Articles on: NCHER Annual Conference: New Pricing Announced for In-Person Event!; Department of Education Extends Pause on Treasury Offset Collection Through November 2022; House Education and Labor Committee Appoints Rep. Miller-Meeks as New Ranking Member of Higher Education Subcommittee; CFPB Announces New Process for Public to Request Regulatory Changes; Federal Reserve Releases Minutes of Recent FOMC Meeting, Signals Faster Pace of Rate Increases; SHEEO Report Finds State Fiscal Support for Higher Education Increased Last Year; NSLDN Memo Urges Department of Education to Reform Financial Responsibility Oversight; Strada Education Network and Urban Institute Reports Explore College Experience by Race and Ethnicity; U.S. Department of Education News; General News

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February 15, 2022

Articles on: Senate Banking Committee Postpones Consideration of Nominations for the Federal Reserve; Rep. Gonzalez Introduces Student Loan Relief Act; Workcred Receives ECMC Foundation Grant to Support First-Generation, Low-Income, and Adult Learners; Georgetown’s Center on Education and the Workforce Report Examines Return on Investment in Higher Education; Sallie Mae-Ipsos Report Examines What Americans Know About Paying for College; U.S. Department of Education News; General News

 

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February 14, 2022

Articles on: Weekly Rundown; House Appropriations Committee Member Cole Introduces Can’t Cancel Your Own Debt Act; FCC Chair Rosenworcel Announces Support for Requiring Consent for Ringless Voice Mails; U.S. Department of Education News; Member News; General News

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February 10, 2022

Articles on: Join the NCHER Board of Directors and Play a Leadership Role in Higher Education Finance Policy, Run for Chair-Elect, Treasurer, or Director at-Large!; Advocacy Groups Send Letter to Department of Education Pushing for IDR Reform; House and Senate Democrats Introduce ACTION for National Service Act Aimed at Decreasing Student Debt; U.S. Department of Education News; General News

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February 9, 2022

Articles on: SAVE THE DATE: NCHER Annual Conference to be Held In-Person June 6 – 8, 2022 in Savannah, GA!; House Passes Short-Term Continuing Resolution Through March 11, Congressional Leaders Reach Framework Agreement; Senate Democrats Send Letter to Department of Education Urging Support for Borrowers Serviced by Navient; Senate Commerce Committee Holds Second Hearing on Nomination of Sohn for FCC Commissioner; CBO Releases Monthly Budget Report for January 2022; U.S. Department of Education News; General News

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