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Advocacy Alert: USDE Seeks Public Input on Amending Regulations Implementing Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 to Strengthen and Protect the Rights of Students with Disabilities

As part of the Middle States Commission on Higher Education’s strategic priority to promote advocacy initiatives for its members and others, we would like to draw your attention to the following announcement. The United States Department of Education announced its plans to gather…

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USDE Expansion of Second Chance Pell Experiment Invites MSCHE Institutions

The United States Department of Education (USDE) announced it will expand the Second Chance Pell Experiment after previously doing so twice since the program launched in 2015. The Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) has 11 member institutions invited to participate in…

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Advocacy Alert: USDE Begins Negotiated Rulemaking for Institutional and Programmatic Eligibility Committee

The United States Department of Education’s Office of Postsecondary Education established a new negotiated rulemaking committee to prepare proposed regulations for the Federal Student Aid programs authorized under title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended (HEA). Negotiators on the…

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Advocacy Alert: USDE Seeks Third Party Comments on Accreditor Recognition

As part of the Middle States Commission on Higher Education’s strategic priority to promote advocacy initiatives for its members and others, we would like to draw your attention to the following announcement. The Accreditation Group of the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of…

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MSCHE 2021 Annual Conference: New Horizons for Higher Education Recap

Over the course of the Middle States Commission on Higher Education’s MSCHE 2021 Annual Conference: New Horizons for Higher Education from December 14-15, 2021, more than 1,200 registrants helped to celebrate the exceptional work of the higher education community across MSCHE membership. Check…

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MSCHE Submits Comments to USDE on 90/10 Rule

The Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) submitted a written letter from MSCHE President Dr. Heather Perfetti in response to the request by the United States Department of Education for public comments regarding the 90/10 rule. As announced in the Federal Register:…

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Virtual USDE Negotiated Rulemaking Process Update and Opportunities

As part of the Middle States Commission on Higher Education’s strategic priority to promote advocacy initiatives for its members, we would like to draw your attention to the virtual negotiated rulemaking process currently underway by the U.S. Department of Education (USDE). MSCHE President…

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MSCHE President Dr. Heather Perfetti Named as Primary Negotiator on USDE Negotiated Rulemaking Committee

The U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Postsecondary Education announced that Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) President Dr. Heather F. Perfetti will serve as a primary negotiator representing accrediting agencies on the Affordability and Student Loans Committee for the negotiated rulemaking on…

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USDE Opens Third Round of Second Chance Pell Grants (Letter of Interest Due by October 28, 2021)

The Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) would like to draw your attention to the below announcement from the U.S. Department of Education (USDE) about the Second Chance Pell Grant program. MSCHE already has several institutions experienced with providing education in prisons,…

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MSCHE Provides Written Comments on USDE Intent to Establish Negotiated Rulemaking Committees

The Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) submitted written comments to the notice from the United States Department of Education (USDE) to establish negotiated rulemaking committees to prepare proposed regulations for programs authorized under title IV of the Higher Education Act of…

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