What Comes Next? Accountability Issues in Negotiated Rulemaking

January 26, 2022

Blog from TICAS and New America recaps the first week of the new negotiated rulemaking sessions focused on accountability and institutional quality regulations. Issues up for discussion and regulation during these sessions include Gainful Employment, 90/10 Loophole Closure, Financial Responsibility for Institutions, and Ability to Benefit.


Halt and Make Edits: Assessing the Second Work Period of Negotiated Rulemaking

November 9, 2021

Last week, negotiators serving on the Department of Education’s (ED) negotiated rulemaking Affordability and Student Loans Committee convened for the second of three week-long work periods. (See our analysis of the first work period here.) Committee members considered new and revised proposals from ED addressing a broad array of issues including the borrower defense...


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...