Education Dept. will implement the suspension by April 10. The benefits will apply retroactively to March 13 and borrowers can obtain a refund of any payments since then if they want.
Regulations would emphasize demonstrated learning over seat time, and define "regular and substantive" interaction between students and instructors, among other things.
As lawmakers begin discussions on the next broad-based funding measure, AACRAO remains engaged in efforts to encourage Congress and the Education Department to continue to provide emergency relief to students and institutions.
Webinar reviews frequently asked questions on student privacy laws and implications for distance learning due to school closures.
Some closures are inevitable, the report assumes, and as the new coronavirus continues to inflict its toll on college finances, more colleges may be forced to close in coming years.
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