February 21, 2017
Broad Coalition Presses for Expansion of Employer-Provided Tuition BenefitsBroad Coalition Presses for Expansion of Employer-Provided Tuition Benefits
In a February 7 letter, NACUBO joined a coalition of higher education, business, and labor organizations in urging congressional tax writers to strengthen employer-provided education tuition benefits, noting that the $5,250 annual benefit amount has not been increased in almost 40 years.

New GASB Standard Tackles Fiduciary Activities

In an effort to help financial statement users understand the significance of a government’s fiduciary responsibilities, the Governmental Accounting Standards Board issued Statement No. 84, "Fiduciary Activities." The new standard is effective in FY20 for public institutions.

NACUBO Continues Support of Municipal Bond Tax Exemption

NACUBO signed on to a letter that encourages preservation of municipal bonds and tax-exempt bond financing and has created talking points for business officers to help illustrate the impact of potential reforms.

New Report Details Charitable Giving to Colleges and Universities

Charitable contributions to American colleges and universities grew just 1.7 percent in FY16, according to the Council for Aid to Education’s Voluntary Support of Education survey.

Education and Treasury Secretaries Confirmed

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos presents uncertainty for the higher education sector. Steven Mnuchin, Treasury Secretary, will be President Trump’s point person on forthcoming tax-cut plans.

House Committee Holds Hearing on Challenges and Opportunities in Higher Education

Lawmakers recently examined ways to simplify financial aid, promote access and completion, provide strong accountability, empower students and families to make informed decisions—and limit the federal role in higher education.

Future of Recent ED Regulations Uncertain

Rules governing teacher preparation programs, issued by the Obama administration last October after a multi-year rulemaking process, have been targeted for repeal by congressional Republicans. Other rules may be rolled back as well.

Planning Components of Civil Discourse

Recorded on Wednesday, March 15, 2017 1:00PM ET

Is your campus prepared to respond to civil unrest and demonstrations? Join us for this webcast and learn how campus administrators must focus attention on thoughtful preparation, communication, and meaningful safety measures.

This program is supported by Crowe Horwath.

NACUBO Live! 2017 Student Financial Services Conference

March 20, 2017

If you can’t join us in Las Vegas for this comprehensive annual program on student financial services operations, you can still participate from your computer! During three live-streamed sessions, you’ll hear directly from panelists and can ask questions and earn CPE credits. This year’s sessions are: Vendor Management, Understanding Audits, and Comprehensive Reform of Student Financial Services—A Pathway to Enrichment. Several others will be available for on-demand viewing after the conference. Register now!


 

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