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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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MSCHE Urges Flexibility in USDE Title IX Review

In response to the request by the U.S. Department of Education’s (USDE) Office for Civil Rights (OCR) for comments to improve enforcement of Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) submitted written feedback on…

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MSCHE Joins Higher Learning Advocates & Partners to Ask ED to Issue Guidance Related to Student Mental Health

The Higher Learning Advocates and 13 partner organizations, including Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE), submitted a letter to Secretary Cardona, asking the Department of Education to issue guidance to institutions to clarify that mental health supports and services fall under the…

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MSCHE Congratulates Dr. Miguel Cardona on USDE Confirmation

The Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) congratulates Dr. Miguel Cardona on his confirmation as Secretary of Education for the United States Department of Education. As a member of the regulatory triad, the Commission looks forward to working with Secretary Cardona through…

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CHEA Approves MSCHE Change of Scope

At its November 20-24, 2020 meeting, the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) Committee on Recognition reviewed and approved the formal request for a change in the CHEA-recognized scope of accreditation submitted by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE). The Commission…

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MSCHE Signs Amicus Briefs Challenging Now-Rescinded ICE Rule and Title IX Timing

The Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) continues to endorse efforts to protect students and support its institutions through signing various amicus briefs or letters of support. While the proposed rule was ultimately rescinded by the Trump administration on July 14, 2020,…

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