June 20, 2017
WASHINGTON—Today, U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos announced her intent to appoint Dr. A. Wayne Johnson as Chief Operating Officer of Federal Student Aid (FSA). Dr. Johnson is a highly regarded leader with more than 30 years of experience in the financial services industry and holds a Ph.D. in higher education leadership.
June 19, 2017
WASHINGTON—Today, U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos announced Year Round Pell grants will be available to students beginning July 1, 2017. This policy change will ensure hundreds of thousands of college students have the resources needed to finish their coursework in a timeframe that meets their individual needs.
June 14, 2017
Negotiated rulemaking committees to convene on Borrower Defense to Repayment and Gainful Employment to improve regulations
Currently approved BDR claims to be discharged this month, claims to continue to be processed
June 13, 2017
Hello, and thank you Deborah for the kind introduction.
It's great to be here with so many pioneers and champions who are fighting to give our nation's families more quality options in their children's education.
We each have a different story of how we got here. Here's mine. ...
June 6, 2017
Thank you for the opportunity to testify on the Administration's fiscal year 2018 budget proposal.
I look forward to talking about how we can work together to improve educational opportunities and outcomes for all students while also refocusing the Federal role in education.
June 6, 2017
Today, U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos announced the hiring of two additional senior staff members to the Department.
Kimberly Richey: Deputy Assistant Secretary for Special Education and Rehabilitative Services, Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services
Effective: Monday, June 19
June 2, 2017
The U.S. Department of Education today announced the IRS Data Retrieval Tool is now available for borrowers applying for an income-driven repayment plan. New encryption protections have been added to the Data Retrieval Tool to further protect taxpayer information. The IRS Data Retrieval Tool will return Oct. 1, 2017, on the online 2018–19 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) form.
June 1, 2017
Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos released the following statement in support of President Trump's decision to withdraw the U.S. from The Paris Agreement known as the Paris climate accord:
June 1, 2017
Today, the U.S. Department of Education launched a new website dedicated to the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).
Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos directed the Department to expedite the development of a new, updated and more robust site specific to the IDEA after the Department's Building the Legacy: IDEA 2004 (Legacy) site experienced a prolonged outage in February due to technical issues.
May 24, 2017
Today, U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos announced the Department will read and score applications for the Upward Bound grant program that were deemed ineligible under technical formatting rules issued by the previous Administration. The flexibility to consider these applications was made possible by the 2017 Omnibus spending bill.