FR – Posted June 20, 2014 – Proposed Rule: Violence Against Women Act
This posting alerts the financial aid community of the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) that ED has published related to the recent changes in the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013 (VAWA). The intent of these proposed regulations are to update, clarify, and improve the current regulations. These proposed new regulations carry potential for significant impact on institutions, including potential for increased costs related to training requirements, reporting, etc. Some of the points related to changes in the law, which are now reflected in this new NPRM, were highlighted in our March 11, 2014 FAME Regulatory Bulletin, along with implementations tips. (That edition of the Regulatory Bulletin is available at https://fameinc.com/blog/violence-women-reauthorization-act-2013-new-version-specifications.) Schools are encouraged to review, analyze and provide their comments on this new NPRM to ED within the required time frame. The deadline for receipt of comments is July 21, 2014.
FR – Posted June 24, 2014 – Notice: State Authorization Delay of Implementation
ED officially announces an additional delay in implementation of the “State authorization” requirement. The new extended deadline for compliance is July 1, 2015. However, there are conditions for this extension to apply to an institution. See the “Regulatory Feature” article, “State Authorization…Once More” later in this edition of the Inside Report.