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The Higher Education Regulatory Outlook for 2024



As we enter 2024, the U.S. Department of Education is actively advancing its ambitious regulatory agenda for institutions of higher education. We invite you to join us on January 30 for a live, 90-minute webinar featuring Aaron Lacey, Chair of Thompson Coburn’s Higher Education practice. During this session, he will examine the ongoing expansions, revisions, and revivals to the regulatory landscape.

Aaron will discuss the final rules implemented last fall, which are set to take effect this summer. These encompass critical areas such as financial value transparency and gainful employment, administrative capability, certification, state authorization, and financial responsibility. Priority considerations for institutions will be highlighted.

Aaron also will review the status of current rulemaking activities, including student loan debt relief, program integrity and institutional quality, and Title IX. He will discuss potential timelines for comments, final rules, and implementation. Institutions are strongly encouraged to attend this session, as the volume of proposed and newly effective rules slated for 2024 is substantial.


The live presentation of this webinar was approved for 1.5 hours of general CLE credit in California, Illinois, and Texas; 1.8 hours of general CLE credit in Missouri; and 1.5 hours of professional practice CLE credit in New York. Please visit the CLE Overview page to see how the CLE credit for this recorded webinar can be applied in CA, IL, MO, NY, & TX. 

If you are interested in receiving CA, IL, MO, NY, or TX CLE credit for watching the recorded presentation, you must register for the program by clicking  here. If you are not interested in receiving CLE credit, you can watch the presentation by clicking the play button on the video.

Participants will only be emailed a Certificate of Attendance if the webinar is viewed in its entirety. If you were unable to view the webinar in its entirety, please contact webinarinquiries@thompsoncoburn.com to see if you are eligible to receive partial credit. 

If you do not receive your Certificate of Completion, please e-mail webinarinquiries@thompsoncoburn.com

Aaron Lacey

Originally Presented:
January 30, 2024