'Families and taxpayers can't just keep paying more and more into an undisciplined system where costs just keep on going up and up and up. We'll never have enough loan money; we'll never have enough grant money to keep up with costs that are going up 5, 6, 7 percent a year. We've got to get more out of what we pay for.' ~President Obama
During his 2012 re-election campaign, President Obama promisesd to 'shake up' higher education with a postsecondary institution rating system (PIRS). As originally planned, by September of this year, as high school students returned to their clanging lockers, the U.S. Department of Education (ED) would be rolling out a new college rating system that would ultimately, radically change the system of disbursing federal student financial aid.
However, amid strong opposition even among supporters of the administration, the President has retreated from his original vision of rating institutions. Instead, ED will be releasing a "college ratings tool" which will disclose new data on institutions, but not rate them. Uncertainty once again clouds the ultimate features of this "college ratings tool" as it will be published in its final form without prior notice and comment under the Administrative Procedures Act. It is expected, however, that the tool will disclose data on all degree-granting institutions (for-profit, public, and not for profit) in the United States on the basis of outcomes, affordability and access.
This webinar with expert speaker Yolanda R. Gallegos will summarize and explain the new data expected to be released which includes:
If this new ratings tool has not been on your radar yet, it is time that you understood its features so that you can assess your institution's performance and prepare to respond to inquiries about your institution's disclosures.
Other Important Topics Discussed in the Session:
Who Should Attend
Yolanda R. Gallegos
The Gallegos Legal Group, founded by Yolanda Gallegos, is a national education law practice, representing colleges and universities around the country. Gallegos Legal Group specializes in higher education regulatory compliance and risk management in areas associated with federal student aid, student grievances, civil r... More info