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(General) Subject: Webinar for the Experimental Sites Initiative's expanded "Competency-Based Education" experiment

Posted Date:November 16, 2015

Author: Jeff Baker, Director, Policy Liaison and Implementation, Federal Student Aid

Subject: Webinar for the Experimental Sites Initiative's expanded "Competency-Based Education" experiment

This Electronic Announcement informs institutions of a webinar about the Competency-Based Education (CBE) experiment that was announced in the .

During the webinar we will discuss the requirements to participate in the experiment, including the specific statutory and/or regulatory waivers that will be provided and any alternative requirements. We will also discuss the expansion of the CBE Experiment that will be announced in an upcoming Federal Register Notice. This expansion will accommodate institutions that assess students’ tuition for their CBE programs using “subscription periods,” where students are charged a single fee for all of their competency-based instruction during a specified period of time. This expansion of the experiment will include, for institutions using subscription periods, a term-based disbursement method, as opposed to the non-term disbursement method provided under the current version of the experiment.

We will present this webinar on:

  • Wednesday, November 18, 2015 from 1:30 P.M. to 3:00 P.M. (ET)

To register for this webinar, please use this link:

Once registered, we will send an e-mail confirmation to the trainee. The trainee should retain this confirmation, as it contains important information, including the web link and log in information for the training website, as well as system test links.

PowerPoint slides will be available to download after logging into the webinar. There will be a live question and answer period at the conclusion of the webinar.

We look forward to your participation. If you have questions about this webinar, please send a message to the ESI mailbox:

Last Modified: 11/15/2015