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FOIA Requests

List of Title IV Recipient Institutions Authorized to Operate Educational Programs in Correctional Facilities - July 8, 2021

Seeking: A list of all of the Title IV recipient institutions that are authorized to operate educational programs in adult and juvenile correctional facilities.

Documents

On September 29, 2021, the Department provided a set of responsive documents. Those documents are available here.

Documents Regarding the Performance of the Chief Operating Officer of the Office of Federal Student Aid

Seeking: Student Defense and American Oversight submitted three FOIA requests (1, 2, 3) seeking documents related to statutorily-required performance agreements for the Chief Operating Officer of the Office of Federal Student Aid, along with records of bonuses and evaluations. 

Documents

The Department initially failed to produce any documents, as required by law. After Student Defense and American Oversight sued the Department in federal court, the Department has made a series of productions. The documents are available here:

More information about the requests is available here:

 

Documents Regarding the 2018-19 Accreditation and Innovation Negotiated Rulemaking - May 14, 2019

Seeking: All data and information requests, and responses to such requests, submitted by members of the negotiated rulemaking committee for the
2018-19 Accreditation and Innovation Negotiated Rulemaking. 

Documents

The Department initially failed to produce any documents, as required by law. After Student Defense sued the Department in federal court, on May 4, 2020 it produced a final response. The documents are available here.

 

Documents Regarding Preemption of State Regulations and the Student Loan Servicing Alliance - March 27, 2018

Seeking: All communications or correspondence between the ED and representatives, including inhouse or external legal counsel, of SLSA since January 19, 2016 that mention “preemption,” “preempt,” and/or discuss state laws and issues that may be preempted by federal law; all communications or correspondence between ED and representatives of SLSA (including but not limited to Winfield “Winkie” Crigler) since January 19, 2016 that either discuss the Notice, mention “preemption,” and/or discuss state laws and issues that may be preempted by federal law; and all documents and communications sent by SLSA to ED since January 19, 2016 that discuss preemption and/or legal claims made against servicers under state laws.

On June 21, 2019 Student Defense and American Oversight sued the Department in federal court over the Department's failure to produce any documents, as required by law. The Department then provided a series of productions, which are available here: