Searching for Common Ground: Week One of Negotiated Rulemaking

October 13, 2021

Last Monday, negotiators for this fall’s Affordability and Student Loans Committee began their work on the first of two anticipated negotiated rulemakings (“neg reg”), a process through which the Department of Education (ED) works with a group of external stakeholders to try and find consensus on proposed higher education regulations—ideally to shorten the rulemaking...


TICAS Recommendations for Negotiated Rulemaking Topics

July 1, 2021

Recommendations in response to the May 24, 2021 Federal Register notice soliciting input on topics to be included in the U.S. Department of Education’s upcoming negotiated rulemaking. TICAS' priorities focus on better protecting students by addressing predatory practices and holding colleges accountable, as well as by improving the current income-driven repayment system.


37 Organizations Urge the Department of Education to Prioritize Accountability Measures that Protect Students and Borrowers in Negotiated Rulemaking

July 1, 2021

Coalition letter from 37 organizations to the Department of Education sharing its negotiated rulemaking priorities including substantial student and borrower representation among negotiators, and strengthening safeguards against predatory practices from for-profit institutions by reinstating the gainful employment regulation and having a strong borrower defense rule.