Covid-19 Guidance on Distance Learning, SAP and R2T4

KACCS member colleges and schools that participate in the U.S. Department of Education’s Title IV Federal Student Aid programs are working diligently to accommodate the lapses in on-campus, on-ground instructional delivery during the social distancing protocols devised to reduce the spread of the Covid-19 virus.

In response to requests for information, the Association has extracted guidance from the ED.Gov regarding regulatory requirements for Distance Learning, Satisfactory Student Progress and Return to Title IV funds. Please download the information below and note the additional resources and links contained in the document.

Until this challenge to community health and student/staff well-being is met and addressed, KACCS will continue to research and share information that is intended to minimize the disruption of education and instruction for career college students.

House version of HEA restricts choice for Veterans

Veterans for Career Education (VCE) provided details today of provisions in the House version of the reauthorized Higher Education Act that would restrict access to proprietary career colleges by veterans and their family members.

“If this bill passes in its current form, Congress is essentially telling veterans that they are incapable of choosing the school that best fits their career goals,” VCE said from Washington, D.C.

For more information go to https://www.vetsforcareered.org/

KACCS sets priorities for HEA reauthorization

In a letter to Rep. Brett Guthrie (Kentucky’s 2nd Congressional District), the organization lists its priorities for Congressional reauthorization of the Higher Education Act, which guides the regulation of all colleges and universities in the U.S. whose students receive federal financial aid.

The correspondence reads, in part: ” We believe strongly that a level playing field must be established and preserved for all education providers regardless of their tax status…Protect(ing) the ability for veterans and service members to use their earned benefits at the college or school of their choice… and preserv(ing) and expand(ing) student aid for quality and effective career education programs as short as eight weeks in length, to promote more agile training sector responses to current and emerging workforce shortages.”

Read the full letter at the link below.

Free College: The experience of Kalamazoo, MI

In 2005, Kalamazoo embarked on a bold experiment to save itself by giving local students free college tuition, called the Kalamazoo Promise. Thirteen years later: overall college enrollment has grown by 4 percentage points, remained unchanged for minority students and primarily benefitted white, middle-class and upper-class women. (By Josh Mitchell and Michelle Hackman, Wall Street Journal, June 29, 2019)

https://www.wsj.com/articles/does-free-college-work-kalamazoo-offers-some-answers-11561741553?mod=searchresults&page=1&pos=1

Commentary: Attacking proprietary education helps neither students nor taxpayers…

” … As a starting point, it is clear that the profit motive produces enormous benefits. In particular, managers of a for-profit firm have much better personal financial incentives (as compared with non-profit managers) to 1) look for ways to cut costs and 2) look for ways to innovate and out-perform their competitors.”

Michael DeBow, James G. Martin Center, June 26, 2019

https://www.jamesgmartin.center/author/mdebow/Michael DeBow

Kentucky Horseshoeing School prepares farriers…

Local stewards bring their horses to KHS for periodic hoof maintenance by advanced students.

… for careers serving equine clients and the Thoroughbred horse community in the Bluegrass State. Go to https://kentuckyhorseshoeingschool.com/splash/ to learn more about the programs, outcomes and careers of this KACCS member institution!

How to help students find jobs…

“If you’re wondering what more you could offer your students when they come knocking at your office door or emailing you throughout the summer with questions about job searching, I have some suggestions. I like to tell my students to treat their job searches the way they would a research project for class: go in with questions, make an action plan and put the time in to complete the work well. Here’s how you can help them get started…”

Allyson Hoffman/Inside Higher Ed/June 4, 2019

http://www.insidehighered.com/advice/2019/06/04/advice-grad-students-and-faculty-how-best-help-students-their-job-searches-opinion?utm_source=Inside+Higher+Ed&utm_campaign=6e0383fb58-WNU_COPY_01&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_1fcbc04421-6e0383fb58-199699025&mc_cid=6e0383fb58&mc_eid=2eef2aa6b6

UNISA Inc.

www.unisainc.com

7400 E Arapahoe Rd Ste 10
Englewood, CO 80112-1282
Contact: Matt Chinn, Director of Operations and Sales
Phone: (800) 875-8910
Fax: (303) 221-5606
matt.chinn@unisainc.com

UNISA specializes in compliant Private Education Loan and tuition payment plan origination with servicing from inception to payoff. Satisfy Truth in Lending Act (TILA), Self-Certification, and Regulation Z requirements with electronic signature. Administer 90/10 compliance. Offer flexible repayment and accommodating interest options to your students. UNISA provides a comprehensive solution to the higher education financing dilemma while ensuring regulatory compliance. Monetize debt economically and efficiently with UNISA and provide enforceable financing contracts tailored to your student demographic.

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i3 Group, LLC, a CEANNATE company

www.i-3group.com

1701 Golf Road, Suite 2-150 (Tower 2)
Rolling Meadows, IL 60008

With over $5B in loans under service across 500+ unique OPEIDs, i3 Group has established a substantial footprint in the student loan default management sector. While our default aversion services have helped reduce cohort default rates (CDRs) for each of our client-schools, we also realize the importance of proactive engagement with your students. That’s why i3 provides financial literacy and loan counseling services at the in-school and grace stages of the loan lifecycle, not just during repayment.

 

For our clients, i3 provides the LoanAxis™ platform, a best-in-class loan intelligence and case management system that helps your staff overcome data challenges and effectively monitor and service multiple cohort populations.

 

For your students, i3 partners with our affiliate company, LoanLook, Inc. (www.loanlook.com), to deliver a single-site, self-service loan management portal that compliments the multi-channel outreach of our loan counselors.

 

Visit i-3group.com today to learn more.

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First Associates Loan Servicing, LLC

www.1stassociates.com

First Associates Loan Servicing, LLC has over 25 years of loan servicing experience. We partner with schools nationwide servicing current and defaulted loan and tuition portfolios. Our student-focused approach helps maintain your brand, while reducing defaults. We are not a collection agency!  First Associates Loan Servicing, LLC also boast outstanding technology and the infrastructure to meet the demands of schools of any size with the scale to make servicing cost-effective. We have received industry recognition for consistently exceeding high performance standards and quality customer support. These accolades ensure that your students receive the highest level of service. We service portfolios for trade schools, just like you, including ITT, ALPS, and TERI program-to name a few!

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