December 14, 2015
Preparing for the Future of PerkinsPreparing for the Future of Perkins
While efforts continue on Capitol Hill to extend the life of the Perkins Loan program, institutions should begin to weigh their options.

Federal FY16 Budget and Tax Extenders Remain Unfinished Business

In recent weeks, Washington lawmakers managed to enact an overhaul of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act and agree on a five-year federal transportation bill. A sweeping deal on the federal budget for FY16 and tax extenders may be days away—and could include a delay in the so-called "Cadillac Tax."

ED Holds Annual Federal Student Aid Conference

The Department of Education recently held its training conference for financial aid professionals, though many sessions were of particular interest to bursars and business officers. Slides and recordings of the presentations are now available online.

NACUBO's Economic Models Project Focus of New Podcast

In this new NACUBO in Brief podcast, NACUBO's Jacalyn Askin and Bob Shea discuss the Economic Models Project, a two-year initiative. They share why NACUBO is bringing leaders and stakeholders together with the right data to tackle some of the biggest challenges facing institutions. More information on the goals of the endeavor is available on the project's homepage.

ED Changes Course on Graduation-Based and Completion-Based Compensation

Institutions may now compensate recruiters for the total number of students who finish a program–but not for those who start, the Department of Education says in new guidance.

How Ratings Agencies Assess your Institution: An Objective Framework

Recorded on Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Learn how ratings agencies rate institutions and how bonds are priced, depending on rating actions. Gain important insight to inform your internal and external constituencies about the impact of operational and strategic decisions on your organization's financial health. Register today!

This program is sponsored by Crowe Horwath.

2016 Endowment and Debt Management Forum

February 3-5, 2016
New York, NY

Assess contemporary economic issues and trends that may impact institutional endowment management with experts at this forum. Issues will include current investment trends, regulatory and legislative actions, and global trends and directions.

Publishing Break

Current is taking a publishing break after today's edition. The next Current will land in your inbox Monday, January 11, 2016. Please check the NACUBO website for any updates. Until then, happy holidays!



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