Biden-Harris Administration Seeks IHE Nominations to Participate in Rulemaking Process on Student Debt Relief
The Biden-Harris Administration has announced the next step in its work to open a new pathway to student debt relief by soliciting nominations for negotiators who will participate in public rulemaking negotiation sessions this Fall. The Department is seeking nominations from 14 different constituency groups for the Student Loan Relief committee, which will meet for three virtual sessions beginning October 10. These nominations are the second step in a process known as “negotiated rulemaking,” which is required under the Higher Education Act for any regulations related to the Federal student financial aid programs.
The Department is seeking negotiators representing several categories, each of which will include a primary and alternate representative. These include the following:
- Four spots for different types of institutions of higher education, including Historically Black Colleges and Universities and minority serving institutions.
- Four spots for current students and student loan borrowers based upon the level of program attended. The Department is particularly interested in a variety of experiences with student loans and postsecondary education, including attending different types of institutions, receiving a Pell Grant, and borrowing a Parent PLUS loan.
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