California finds solution to save distance learners’ financial aid

edsource | July 28, 2019

Tens of thousands of online California students are no longer at risk of losing federal financial aid after the state moved quickly to create a new system for addressing complaints from students against out-of-state colleges and universities. At least 60,000 Californians were affected by a new federal rule, which the U.S. Department of Education began implementing July 22. That rule requires the state to have a complaint process for students living in California and enrolled in out-of-state, online degree or certificate programs at public and private nonprofit colleges. Without such a process, students would have lost access to federal aid such as Pell Grants, loans and work-study.
Earlier last week, the Trump administration notified out-of-state online providers and the state that these students would lose federal aid because California doesn’t have a system for handling student complaints. Consumer advocates claimed that the Trump administration delayed implementing the rule to cut back on regulations affecting colleges. The 2016 Obama-era rule requires the state to have such a system if students enrolled in these out-of-state online programs receive financial aid. The administration attempted to delay implementing the regulation, but a judge ruled in April they could not.

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With the STEM School Label, school representatives will be able to evaluate their school via an online self-assessment tool according to the criteria defining a STEM School. This self-assessment tool will identify required areas of development and provide training as well as resources for applicant schools to improve their STEM activities at the school level.

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With the STEM School Label, school representatives will be able to evaluate their school via an online self-assessment tool according to the criteria defining a STEM School. This self-assessment tool will identify required areas of development and provide training as well as resources for applicant schools to improve their STEM activities at the school level.

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