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Cybersecurity and Potential Loss of Title IV Eligibility

By Michelle Donovan, Partner and Jessica S. High, Attorney, Duane Morris, LLP
The Department has taken several actions that make it abundantly clear that Title IV schools must adhere to strict federal cybersecurity regulations. It has also explicitly stated that it considers a breach to the security of student records as a demonstration of a potential lack of administrative capability, which can lead to restrictions on a school’s Title IV funding, including a complete loss of Title IV eligibility.

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What are the School Responsibilities When Outsourcing With a Third-Party Servicer?

By Sandi O’Connell, Vice President of Operations, Financial Aid Services, Inc.
An institution must be sure it understands its responsibilities when contracting with a third-party servicer. The Department of Education expects an institution to understand the relationship of who does what and who is liable for what.

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Using Big Data to Prevent Student Loan Defaults

By George Covino, USA Funds Vice President, Default Prevention
College administrators already mine “big data” to gain insights into the performance of their institutions in relation to their missions. Big data – large data sets that can be analyzed to reveal patterns, trends, and associations – already helps schools address issues such as enhancing student success rates, improving teaching effectiveness and reducing administrative burdens.

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