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HEERF Audit Guide for Proprietary Schools Released

USA - April 6 2021 On March 31, the Department of Education’s Office of Inspector General (ED OIG) issued the (Guide) which will govern how for-profit institutions are…

Department of Education Webinar and Website Updates Provide Additional HEERF Guidance

USA - October 8 2020 In our October 8, 2020 blog post, we provided a summary of the recent Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF) guidance issued by the…

US Department of Education Issues Long-Awaited Guidance on CARES Act HEERF Reporting

USA - October 8 2020 Since the CARES Act created the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF) in April 2020, institutions have faced an ever-changing landscape of…

California Legislature Passes Bill Impacting Nonprofit Higher Education Institutions

USA - September 1 2020 Despite the pandemic and the resulting abbreviated legislative docket in 2020, the California Assembly managed to resurrect one of its stalled bills…

ED Announces New System for Institutions to Report Foreign Ownership, Contracts and Gifts

USA - July 2 2020 On June 22, the United States Department of Education announced its new information collection system for postsecondary institutions that participate…

ED Issues Interim Final Rule on Student Eligibility for HEERF Funding While Courts Grant Preliminary Injunctions

USA - June 18 2020 After weeks of confusion over the US Department of Education’s guidance following its quick rollout of the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund…

Reminder: ED State Authorization Rule Takes Effect July 1

USA - June 4 2020 The US Department of Education’s final regulations requiring state authorization for distance education programs will take effect July 1, 2020. The…

Last week, the Department of Education

USA - June 1 2020 Last week, the Department of Education announced it will not enforce its April guidance on the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund, further…

What Colleges + Universities Should Do to Comply With Title IX Changes

USA - May 27 2020 On May 6, the US Department of Education released its long anticipated, final Title IX regulations on sexual harassment. The new regulations amend…

ED Requires Public Disclosure of CARES Student Grant Use, Inviting Scrutiny for Schools

USA - May 7 2020 In an unexpected announcement, the US Department of Education issued guidance yesterday directing postsecondary institutions to publicly disclose on…