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FINANCIAL WELLNESS NEWSLETTER: Winter 2024

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February 12, 2024 · by COHEAO · Spark Notes

Please find the Winter 2024 edition of the Financial Wellness newsletter here.

Final Rule Entitled “Financial Responsibility, Administrative Capability, Certification Procedures, Ability to Benefit (ATB)”

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January 17, 2024 · by COHEAO · Spark Notes

October 27 – As COHEAO reported Wednesday, the Department of Education has announced a final rule entitled “Financial Responsibility, Administrative Capability, Certification Procedures, Ability to Benefit (ATB)” that includes language impacting the ability of institutions from withholding transcripts in cases where the student or former student owes a debt. Here is the text of the…

A Few Updates

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January 17, 2024 · by COHEAO · Spark Notes

October 25 – ED Releases Final Financial Responsibility Rule Yesterday, the US Department of Education announced their intention to release a final rule entitled “Financial Responsibility, Administrative Capability, Certification Procedures, Ability to Benefit (ATB)” with the Docket ID of ED-2023-OPE-0089. This document has yet to be published in the Federal Register. Earlier this year the Department released…

Fall WS – Institutional Loans

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January 17, 2024 · by COHEAO · Spark Notes

October 4 – Do You Offer or Are You Considering Institutional Loans? Learn About Best Practices at COHEAO’s Virtual Fall Workshop NEXT Week!! More and more students are struggling to find the means to pay for college, while institutions struggle to maintain enrollment. The number one cause of student dropout is affordability. One strategic solution institutions pursue is…

Quick Washington Update (Take Two)

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January 17, 2024 · by COHEAO · Spark Notes

October 2 – Well that didn’t take long did it? Speaker McCarthy decided to move forward with a continuing resolution that, as you all know, passed both the House and Senate and was signed by President Biden.The measure allows the federal government to continue operating through November 17. There is still much more to complete…

Quick Washington Update – (well maybe not so quick)

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January 17, 2024 · by COHEAO · Spark Notes

September 29 – Knowing that many of you are reading the news and watching/hearing various news reports about what is happening in Washington. The big question right now is whether there will be a government shutdown. The answer is yes. The next question is for how long? Well on that there is some disagreement. Most are saying that it…

FALL HAS ARRIVED!!

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January 17, 2024 · by COHEAO · Spark Notes

September 27 – Things We Enjoy in the Fall: Yes the time has come to put COHEAO’s 2023 Virtual Fall Workshop on your calendar! You will hear an update on what is happening in Washington; gain insight into helping students with financial literacy; hear an overview of repayment of federal student loans and what to…

COHEAO Awards Four Scholarships – Recipients will Use Funds to Continue Education at COHEAO Member Institutions

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January 17, 2024 · by COHEAO · Spark Notes

September 15 – Each year COHEAO is pleased to offer a scholarship award to students attending member institutions. Eligible students must be in their sophomore, junior, or senior years. Graduate students are also eligible. For the academic year 2023-2024, COHEAO is pleased to offer 4 awards. The scholarship selection committee selected the following four recipients…

CFPB Issues Report on Tuition Payment Plans – Calls Plans Risky, Confusing and Expensive

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January 17, 2024 · by COHEAO · Spark Notes

September 14 – Today, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) issued a report focused on institutional tuition payment plans that assist students in affording their postsecondary education. The report looked at 450 institutions that offer plans, evaluating these plans based on website information. They found that some programs tack on onerous fees and other costs,…

COHEAO Virtual Fall Workshop: Registration is NOW Open!

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January 11, 2024 · by COHEAO · Spark Notes

October 10 and 11, 2023 – COHEAO is pleased to announce that registration for the 2023 Virtual Fall Workshop is now open. The Fall Workshop presents attendees with key industry information and updates on federal and state activity. This year’s conference will span the afternoons of both Tuesday, October 10th and Wednesday, October 11th. Block…

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