BRIEFLY: Sign up now for Examiner School in MI next week; TN Directors’ College coming; Student loan complaints drop again (for no specific reason); don’t forget to vote!

The NASCUS Michigan Examiner School gets underway on Thursday (Nov. 5) in a virtual setting. The three-hour session features sessions on fraud (with Rayleen Pirnie, Director Risk and Fraud, New England Automated Clearinghouse (NEACH); cannabis and hemp (with Deirdra O’Gorman, Founder & Principal, DX Consulting); and compliance (with Glory LeDu, CEO, League InfoSight, Inc.). See the link below for registration details … Also on the NASCUS education calendar in the upcoming weeks: the Tennessee Directors’ College (another virtual event), Dec. 1 from 9 a.m. to noon CT (10 a.m.-1 p.m. ET) … Complaints about student loans were down about 33% for the year ending Aug. 31, the CFPB said this week – but the agency declined to pinpoint a single factor for the drop, which continued a trend starting in 2017. Among the causes it did point out: relief provided under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act), which the bureau said likely contributed “significantly” to the decrease since March 20, but that didn’t account for the steady decline in complaints before that …In case you somehow forgot or weren’t paying attention (both unlikely): there’s an election on Tuesday. If you haven’t already (via mail for early in-person voting), remember to cast your ballot at your local polling place!

NASCUS MI Examiner School Nov. 5 (registration and agenda)

NASCUS Dec. 1 TN Direcctors’ College

Annual Report of the CFPB Private Education Loan Ombudsman 2020