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AAUP Public Comment on Upcoming Department of Education Rulemaking

As part of their efforts to roll back harmful Trump-era regulations, the US Department of Education announced a public comment period on a wide range of student lending and educational quality topics. In written comments and virtual testimony, AAUP government relations specialist Kaitlyn Vitez testified about the urgent need to reform Public Service Loan Forgiveness and for greater representation from faculty in rulemaking committees later this year. She also stressed the need for the Department to provide borrowers with some clarity on the start date of federal student loan repayment (and beyond that, full debt cancellation) before rulemaking starts. Read coverage of Vitez’s remarks in Inside Higher Ed, or read our full written public comment.

Publication Date: 
Tuesday, June 29, 2021