2014 Cohort Default Rate Workshop

Thursday, February 6, 2014 to Friday, February 7, 2014
Washington, D.C.

The United States Department of Education released FY 2011 2-year federal cohort default rate (CDR) data on September 16 and FY 2010 3-year CDR data on September 30, 2013.
An institution's cohort default rate is calculated as the percentage of borrowers in the cohort who default before the end of the second fiscal year following the fiscal year in which the borrower entered repayment. In an effort to get ahead of any upcoming actions and/or sanctions that may be taken to penalize an institution that does not meet the set standard enacted by congress in the Higher Education Opportunity Act (HEA) of 2009, we hope that you will join us as we face this vital problem together.

About the Conference

AASCU has partnered with the U.S. Department of Education/Federal Student Aid and USA Funds (“a nonprofit organization that assists higher education institutions with default prevention support”) to sponsor a one-day executive workshop for campus presidents and two members of their executive team to be held in Washington, D.C. on February 7, 2014. The workshop will begin promptly at 8:30 a.m. USA Funds will underwrite airfare and lodging for this workshop. AASCU, the Department and USA Funds, will provide college and university leaders with technical assistance, planning guidance and tools to cope with, and significantly reduce, institutional default rates.

The goal is to develop a plan that will protect our institutions from the ultimate sanctions associated with high default rates—the loss of eligibility for federal student aid.

Speakers from institutions that have already participated in the CDR management process will highlight how they developed and deployed plans related to student success including a discussion on key successes and challenges. USA Funds and the Department will provide data and expertise to help institutional teams develop an action plan. AASCU will facilitate a discussion with all stakeholders to share key ideas across campuses.

Registration Information top

Registration is on a first come first served basis and the first 35 institutional teams will be accepted—others will be waitlisted. The deadline for registration is Friday, December 20, 2013.

There is no registration fee; however, registration is open to only those institutions who received invitations to participate. Registration should be completed on-line at aascu.org

Accommodations top

Sofitel Hotel
806 15th Street, NW
Washington, D.C.
(202) 730-8800

A block of rooms have been reserved for the meeting participants. Once you have completed registrations, USA Funds will contact you regarding accommodations and air fare. Participants may arrive on February 6--a reception will be held on February 6 at 6:30 p.m. in the Paris Ballroom of the Sofitel to allow participants an opportunity to network. Please contact Rose Jordan with any questions at jordanr@aascu.org.

Check-in time is 3:00 p.m. and check–out time is 12:00 noon.

Ground Transportation
Ronald Reagan National Airport is the nearest airport. The Sofitel Hotel is a short cab ride from Ronald Reagan National Airport and is also accessible via the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority Metro system on the Blue and Yellow line trains.

Dress code
Business casual



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