Skip to comments.New education guidlines
Posted on 09/02/2010 2:59:48 PM PDT by Paul46360
I am finishing my BA and got this email today.
Sensitive information removed of course.
The proposed rule relies on incomplete financial data, rather than educational quality, to determine an academic program's eligibility for federal financial aid. The effect of the proposed rule limits student choice, particularly the choices available to working adult, minority, and under-served populations. For the next seven days, we have the opportunity to raise our collective voices in opposition to the unfair rule, and I am asking for your help. Please visit the...University online petition at...... today and let the U.S. Department of Education know that you value student choice in and access to higher education.
(My School name here)
I’m not really sure what that means. I just enrolled in an MBA program this week. Did they cite any legislation or Federal Rules?
I urge you to reconsider the U.S. Department of Educations proposed Gainful Employment rule, which would severely limit a students ability to attend the college or university of his or her choice. The rule is unfair to students particularly among low-income, minority, female, working adult, and other populations by making entire programs ineligible for Title IV federal financial aid if they fail to meet one-size-fits-all metric tests that have little to do with academic quality.
Specifically, the Gainful Employment rule would:
* Limit choice for any University students who require financial aid to earn their college degrees.
* Restrict the ability of students to receive a career-oriented education that is marketable to prospective employers.
* Impact some students quality of life. Students should be afforded the opportunity to pursue any career that offers them the chance to fulfill their professional aspirations.
Earning a degree has been a dream of mine that will come true upon my graduation from any University. Through my current program, I am gaining the necessary skills and education for a successful career. Graduates in my program can attest to the fact that a degree from our school gave them the competitive edge to get their dream job in this tough job market.
Please protect future students access to the same type of quality education I enjoy by working with all stakeholders to achieve our shared goals on student debt while avoiding negative unintended consequences.
Here, I going to answer my own question. This is Obama’s doing. I think you’ll see #14 being the most controversial.
well Hillsdale won’t have to worry about this...they take NO money.
Yeah. The govt deciding what program they think you should study. Sounds a little commie to me.
I am all for ending ALL federal aid to education, to schools, students, everybody. That would cause the cost of education to decline precipitously. In the public schools removing federal aid would end the costly programs that do nothing for education but do control everything about local schools and cost local districts multiples of the “free money” the feds send down that the locals cannot/will not resist. The effect on colleges is sìmilar. Schools and school districts will spend several dollars to receive each proffered dollar from Washington. The federal money is right now. The incurred costs can be made to look like they are at least a few weeks in the future and thus, to pols, bureaucrats, and administrators, not relevant.
It sounds like a good rule to me. The only thing that worries me is how do they intend to collect the data? I hope they don’t rely on the colleges to provide it!
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