Rachel Fishman


Program Integrity Negotiated Rulemaking

Yesterday was the second day of the third Program Integrity negotiated rulemaking session at the U.S. Department of Education offices on K Street. Negotiators will meet for at least three days from Wednesday through Friday. Issue 4: Cash Management  Thursday’s session was spent discussing Issue 4. At the end of the day Wednesday, the Department… Read more »

Program Integrity Negotiated Rulemaking Session 3, Day 1

Yesterday was the start of the third Program Integrity negotiated rulemaking session at the U.S. Department of Education offices on K Street. Negotiators will meet for at least three days from Wednesday through Friday. Agenda: Since consensus was already reached on Issue 1: Clock to Credit Hour Conversion, the U.S. Department of Education was able… Read more »

PLUS Loans are not Grants

Last week, during the U.S. Department of Education’s Program Integrity negotiated rulemaking, UNCF released a policy report–The Parent PLUS Loan Crisis: An Urgent Crisis Facing Students at the Nation’s HBCUs–about the effect of the change in the credit check criteria for Parent PLUS loans. In this report, PLUS loans are treated almost as if they… Read more »

College Board’s CSS PROFILE: Barrier to Access

The first letter in the FAFSA stands for free. The application for federal student aid must be free to ensure fair access to higher education financing for all students. But many elite colleges are supplementing the FAFSA with the complex and costly CSS PROFILEfinancial aid application from College Board. According to the results of an… Read more »