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Borrower Defense to Repayment Regulations Now Publicly Available

Though the controversial borrower defense to repayment proposed regulations will not be officially published until Thursday, June 16, 2016, a copy (530 pages) has been placed on public display at the Office of the Federal Register.  Earlier today the U.S. Department of Education issued a press release announcing the regulations. Voluminous comments can be expected from the … Continue Reading

New Ventures in 2013: Changes at Talbert & Eitel, PLLC

To our friends and colleagues, Talbert & Eitel, PLLC brings news on the business and professional fronts in 2013.   On January 12, I will open a new law firm–Kent D. Talbert, PLLC–and continue to represent clients on education-related legislation, regulations, compliance matters, and cases.  My address and phone will remain the same:  1455 Pennsylvania … Continue Reading

Court of Appeals Decides APSCU Legal Challenge

As many who read this blog will recall, the Association of Private Sector Colleges and Universities (APSCU) filed a complaint in D.C. federal district court challenging the U.S. Department of Education’s misrepresentation, incentive compensation, and distance education-state authorization regulations, which became effective July 1, 2011.  On July 12, 2011, the district court issued its decision … Continue Reading

Has the Department of Education Missed a Deadline for its December NACIQI Hearing?

As folks who follow accreditation matters know, the first meeting in several years of the National Advisory Committee for Institutional Quality and Improvement (NACIQI) is set for December 1-3, 2010.  That meeting was originally scheduled for September, but last August the Department postponed it to December.  But it looks as though the Department may have missed … Continue Reading

NACIQI Elects Chairman and Vice Chairman

The National Advisory Committee for Institutional Quality and Improvement (NACIQI) held a teleconference meeting today, November 8, to handle various administrative matters relating to its upcoming December 1-3 meeting.  I had the opportunity to attend the meeting. The NACIQI unanimously elected Cameron Staples its Chairman and Arthur Rothkopf its Vice Chairman.  Interestingly, Staples (a member … Continue Reading

Over Regulation in Higher Education: Panel Discussion Oct. 13, 2010

As the deadline (November 1, 2010) rapidly approaches for the Department of Education to move final regulations out the door, The Heritage Foundation will host Dr. Richard Vedder, Distinguished Professor of Economics, Ohio University, and Dr. Richard Bishirjian, President and Professor of Government, Yorktown University from 2:00-3:00 pm on October 13, 2010 to speak on … Continue Reading

Another Senate Hearing on For-Profits set for September 30, 2010

Just a few days shy of the expected adjournment of the 111th Congress, the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions will hold another hearing on the for-profit higher education sector on Thursday, September 30, 2010, at 10:00 a.m, 216 Senate Hart Office Building.  Entitled “The Federal Investment in For-Profit Education:  Are Students … Continue Reading