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"The House has passed legislation to reauthorize the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education (CTE) Act that is similar to a Perkins bill it passed last year," Community College Daily reports.

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"Remarks by Education Secretary Betsy DeVos this week focused attention on an idea that would fundamentally change higher ed: repealing its foundational piece of legislation –– the Higher Education Act of 1965 –– and replacing it with a new law," The Chronicle of Higher Education reports.

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"As the U.S. Department of Education readies for an arduous bureaucratic process to overhaul the rule allowing defrauded students to discharge their debt, advocates are wondering when thousands of borrowers who are seeking relief will get a resolution," Inside Higher Ed reports.

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"As Education Management Corp. prepares to sell the Art Institutes and its other schools to the Dream Center Foundation, the tarnished Pittsburgh for-profit education company is promising students and faculty a fresh start," the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

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When confronted with a difficult moral situation, or facing a struggle against injustice, what would you do?

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In a guest blog post for WICHE Cooperative for Educational Technologies (WCET), NASFAA Reporter Brittany Hacket shares some tips from practing financial aid adminstrators for working with non-traditional students. "When you think of college students, who are you picturing? Probably someone who just graduated from high school and is headed off to an ivy-covered campus, living away from home for the first time. While that’s still the reality for some, financial aid administrators know that today’s average college student is anything but traditional," she writes. 

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It's a beautiful day here in San Diego and we're gearing up for today's opening session with featured speaker John Quiñones. Follow along with all that's going on today on Facebook and Twitter using #NASFAA2017 and keep an eye on on our 2017 Conference Summaries page for frequent updates throughout the conference. Please note: email responses will be delayed while NASFAA’s Training and Regulatory Assistance staff are at the conference. However, NASFAA's AskRegs Knowledgebase will still be available to help you instantly find credible and reliable solutions to your most pressing regulatory and compliance questions.

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"Kansas held its 2017 Spring Conference in Topeka, KS this April on KASFAA’s Easy Street," according to the Rocky Mountain Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators's (RMASFAA) The Exchange Blog. "Over 20 people took advantage of the NASFAA Student Eligibility credentialing opportunity, bringing the total number to around 50 people who have done so. RMASFAA President, Vicki Kucera came to Kansas to present a workshop about Satisfactory Academic Progress."

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“The Minnesota Association of Financial Aid Administrators (MAFAA) is an association of professionals committed to the principle that no one should be denied access to higher education for financial reasons.”