Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) Waiver Program Expires October 31

If you are employed by the government or a nonprofit organization, you might be eligible for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) program waiver. Those eligible for the PSLF waiver should simply complete the online PSLF Help Tool and apply before the deadline on October 31, 2022. Read more.

Federal Appeals Court Rules Against DACA Program

Last week, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit ruled against the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program; a program established during the Obama Administration that would provide deportation protection and work permits for undocumented immigrants brought to the United States as children. Read more

President Biden Issues Executive Order on Promoting the Arts and Humanities

On September 30, 2022, President Joe Biden issued an Executive Order on Promoting the Arts, the Humanities, and Museum and Library Services. The executive order establishes the President’s Committee on the Arts and Humanities to support engagement to advance the arts, humanities, and museum and library services. Read more 

Department of Energy Releases Plan to Make Science More Equitable and Inclusive

The Department of Energy’s Office of Science recently added a new requirement to their grant solicitation process. As part of its effort to increase diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility of federal funding, the DOE-Office is Science will require grant applicants to submit a plan for Promoting Inclusive and Equitable Research (PIER) as part of their research proposals. Read more

Department of Veterans Affairs Rule on Educational Assistance

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) recently issued a federal register notice amending educational assistance regulations. The proposed rule would eliminate the four 85/15 rule calculation exemptions for students in receipt of certain types of institutional aid. Read more