NCHER BRIEFING

Relevant & Timely Information On Higher Education Finance

NCHER sends its members the NCHER Briefing newsletter which covers higher education, generally, and student loan, specifically, news, announcements, and developments, as well as legislative and regulatory updates. This is also the place where member organizations share their announcements and can promote their products. NCHER’s E-Library portion of the website features extensive resources on student loan laws, guidelines, forms, and research as well as detailed information about NCHER committee activities and upcoming conferences.

NCHER Briefing editions from the current calendar year are located below. Editions from the previous year are located in the NCHER Briefing Archives accessed using the button below. Older editions may be requested by contacting NCHER at info@ncher.org.

 

Current Year NCHER Briefing Files

2024 NCHER Briefing

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February 20, 2024

Articles on: Join the NCHER Board of Directors and Play a Leadership Role on Higher Education Finance!; Weekly Rundown; Department of Education Holds Fourth Session of Negotiated Rulemaking on Federal Student Loan Forgiveness This Week; Politico Examines Problems with FAFSA Rollout by Department of Education; Senate Democrats Send Letter to Department of Education Asking for Expanded Eligibility for Parent PLUS Loans; U.S. Department of Education News; General News

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February 15, 2024

Articles On: NCHER Office Closed for Presidents’ Day, Briefing Resumes on Tuesday; Department of Education Releases Draft Regulatory Language on Financial Hardship Ahead of Next Week’s Negotiated Rulemaking Session; Department of Education Announces New Flexibilities to Support Institutions in Implementing 2024-2025 FAFSA; S&P Global Says FAFSA Delays Will Be Most Challenging to Colleges With Significant Enrollment of Low-Income Students; Foxx Says She Will Not Seek Another Term as Chair of House Education and the Workforce Committee; NACUBO Releases Latest College Endowment Report; Mapping Your Future Releases Results of Survey on Financial Aid Professionals Thoughts on the 2024-2025 FAFSA; U.S. Department of Education News; General News

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February 12, 2024

Articles on: Join the NCHER Board of Directors and Play a Leadership Role on Higher Education Finance!; Weekly Rundown; NCHER Joins Industry Group in Submitting Comments on FCC Draft Order on Revoking Consent; House and Senate Democrats Send Letter to Secretary Cardona on FAFSA Delays; Federal Reserve Releases Consumer Credit Report for December 2023; Department of Education Announces Additional Information on FAFSA Support Strategy; FTC Announces Permanent Ban for Third-Party Debt Relief Scammers; U.S. Department of Education News; General News

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February 5, 2024

Articles on: NCHER Briefing Takes Publishing Break for the Legislative and Leadership Meeting, Resumes Next Monday; Weekly Rundown; Department of Education Releases FAFSA College Support Strategy, Focus on Under-Resourced Colleges; Department of Education Holds Second Session of Institutional Quality and Program Integrity Committee; HEA Group Releases Report About Relationship Between College Graduation and Student Loan Repayment; U.S. Department of Education News; General News

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February 1, 2024

Articles on: NCHER Legislative and Leadership Meeting: One Week Away, Register Today!; Department of Education Announces Fourth Negotiated Rulemaking Session Providing Relief for Student Loan Borrowers Experiencing Hardship; Department of Education Announces Delay of FAFSA Processing By Another Two Months; House Education and the Workforce Committee Passes College Cost Reduction Act; House Education and the Workforce Committee Democrats Release Roadmap for College Student Success; Navient Announces Exit From Student Loan Servicing Business; Department of Education Releases New Proposal on Cash Management; House Education and the Workforce Committee Republicans Send Letter to Department of Education Requesting Documents on FAFSA Rollout; Federal Reserve Concludes Two-Day Meeting By Leaving Federal Fund Rate in Place; U.S. Department of Education News; General News

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January 29, 2024

Articles On: NCHER Legislative and Leadership Meeting: Updated Agenda Released, Register Today!; Weekly Rundow; House Education and the Workforce Committee Announces Markup of College Cost Reduction Act; House and Senate Appropriations Committee Leaders Reach Agreement on Funding Levels for Individual Spending Bills; President Biden Discusses Federal Student Loan Forgiveness on Campaign Trail in South Carolina; FSA Reports Parents Without SSNs Prevented from Contributing to Their Student’s FAFSA; FSA Issues Waivers and Modifications Under HEROES Act; U.S. Department of Education News; General News

 

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January 25, 2024

Articles on: NCHER Legislative and Leadership Meeting: Updated Agenda Released, Register Today!; Senate and House Republicans Ask Government Accountability Office to Review Department of Education’s FAFSA Rollout; Sen. Warren, House and Senate Democrats Send Letter to Education Secretary Cardona Asking for Fourth Session to Discuss Financial Hardship; Department of Education Announces Update to Income Formula For 2024-2025 FAFSA; National Student Clearinghouse Releases Report Finding Undergraduate Enrollment Grew in Fall 2023; Five Universities Settle Student Aid Antitrust Case For $104.5 Million; U.S. Department of Education News; General News

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January 16, 2024

Articles on: Weekly Rundown; Department of Education Announces Early Implementation of SAVE Plan; House Education and the Workforce Committee Ranking Member Scott Sends Letter to Department of Education Expressing Concerns About FAFSA Implementation; House and Senate Leadership Unveils Continuing REsolution Extending Funding for Federal Government Until March; U.S. Department of Education News; General News

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January 11, 2024

Articles on: NCHER Offices Closed for MLK Holiday, Briefing Resumes on Tuesday; NCHER Legislative and Leadership Meeting: Hotel Cut-Off Date is Tomorrow!; House Education and the Workforce Committee Chair Foxx Introduces College Cost Reduction Act on Federal Student Loans, Accountability; Department of Education Announces Over 1 Million 2024-2025 FAFSA Forms Successfully Submitted, Form Now Available 24/7 for Students and Families; Senate Begins Effort to Extend Continuing Resolution, House Conservatives Pressure Speaker Johnson to Revisit Top-Line Budget AgreementHalt Floor Action; Department of Education’s Concludes First of Three Sessions on Institutional Quality and Program Integrity; U.S. Department of Education News; Member News; General News

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January 4, 2024

Articles on: Weekly Rundown; NCHER Legislative and Leadership Meeting: One Month Away, Register Today!; Department of Education Soft Launches New FAFSA; Department of Education Releases Issue Papers for Negotiated Rulemaking Session on Program Integrity and Institutional Quality; U.S. Department of Education News; General News

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