Negotiated Rulemaking Gearing Up For PAYE Proposed Regulations

The Negotiating Rulemaking Committee has finally been established and the schedule for the committee meetings has been released (

On December 19, 2014, the Department published a notice in the Federal Register  announcing a “negotiated rulemaking committee to: (1) prepare proposed regulations to establish a new Pay as You Earn repayment plan for those not covered by the existing Pay as You Earn Repayment Plan in the Federal Direct Loan Program.” The Department accepted written comments regarding additional issues that should be considered for action by the negotiating committee.

Hold Fast to Dreams submitted the following public comment supporting “Auto-PAYE” where students are automatically enrolled/eligible for PAYE benefits (!documentDetail;D=ED-2014-OPE-0124-0052).





Committee Meetings Information

Committee Members

List of negotiators: MS Word (53K) | PDF (209K)



Title IV Loans Negotiated Rulemaking Committee 2015

Federal Negotiator

U.S. Department of Education  Gail McLarnonSenior DirectorPolicy Development, Analysis and Accreditation Service 



Non-Federal Negotiators


Community of Interest Primary Alternate



Devon GravesChairCalifornia State Student Association 


Jessi MoralesPolicy AdvocateGeneration Progress 


Legal assistance organizations that represent students  Toby MerrillPredatory Lending PracticeThe Legal Services Center of Harvard Law School  Johnson TylerForeclosure and Consumer AttorneySouth Brooklyn Legal Services
Consumer advocacy organizations Jennifer WangPolicy DirectorYoung Invincibles  Suzanne MartindaleStaff AttorneyConsumers Union 


State attorneys general and other appropriate State officials 


Samuel LevineAssistant Attorney GeneralConsumer Fraud BureauOffice of the Attorney General of Illinois



Tyler StewartExecutive DirectorConsumer Protection DivisionKentucky Office of the Attorney General



Groups representing U.S. military servicemembers or veterans Matthew RandleChief Operating OfficerStudent Veterans of America 


D. Wayne RobinsonPresident and CEOStudent Veterans of America 


Financial aid administrators 


Scott ClineDirector of Financial AidCalifornia College of the Arts 


Clair JacobiDirector of Financial AidNew York Institute of TechnologyCollege of Osteopathic Medicine



Minority serving institutions 


Theresa MontaňoChicana Studies in EducationCalifornia State University-Northridge 


Patricia HurleyAssociate Dean/Financial Aid DirectorGlendale Community College 


Two-year public institutions Shannon SheaffDirector of Financial AidMohave Community College 


Helen FaithDirector of Financial AidLane Community College 


Four-year public institutions 




Craig FennellDirector, Student Financial ServicesTemple University  Rachelle FeldmanAssistant Vice Chancellor and Director of Financial AidUniversity of California-Berkeley 
Private, non-profit institutions 




Marian DillDirector of Financial AidLee University 



David DeBoerExecutive Director of Financial AidDavenport University 


Private, for-profit institutions 




Melvina JohnsonAssociate DirectorFinancial Aid Global Products and ServicesLaureate Education, Inc.



Robert MillsPresidentOhio Centers for Broadcasting, Miami and Colorado Media Schools 
FFEL Program lenders and loan servicers William ShaffnerDirector Business Development & Government RelationsMOHELA-Higher Education Loan Authority of Missouri 


Darin KatzbergSenior Policy Analyst in Regulatory AffairsNelnet 
FFEL Program guaranty agencies and guaranty agency servicers (including collection agencies) 


Nancy MastenManager of Policy and Regulatory AdministrationGreat Lakes Higher Educational Guaranty Corporation Diane FreundelCompliance ManagerAmerican Education Services/Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency 



Meeting Schedule

February 24-26, 2015
March 31 – April 2, 2015
April 28-30, 2015

Sessions will run from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

The meetings will be held at the U.S. Department of Education, 1990 K Street, N.W., Eighth Floor Conference Center, Washington, DC 20006

Meetings are open to the public.


We’ll update with more news when it comes.

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