February 9, 2015
College and University Endowments See Strong Gains in FY14, According to the Annual NACUBO-Commonfund StudyCollege and University Endowments See Strong Gains in FY14, According to the Annual NACUBO-Commonfund Study
U.S. college and university endowments returned 15.5 percent in FY14, according to the 2014 NACUBO-Commonfund Study of Endowments® (NCSE). A press release and six tables from the study are now available.

White House Offers Advice on Agreements with Law Enforcement Agencies

A new paper, developed by the White House Task Force to Protect Students from Sexual Assault, provides sample language for use in agreements with law enforcement agencies.

Associations Voice Concerns About Proposed Teacher Preparation Rules

NACUBO joined 30 higher education associations in filing comments on the Department of Education's recent proposal regarding teacher preparation programs. The letter argues that ED's approach will exacerbate existing challenges while undoing much of the progress states and institutions have made to improve program quality.

President's Budget Includes Education and Tax Policy Goals

President Obama’s goals for higher education and research spending include simplifying the Free Application for Federal Student Aid and increasing the Pell Grant. The White House reaffirmed the America’s College Promise proposal to make community college free to students, but new details include an eligibility income cap.

ED Provides Guidance on Future Perkins Loan Awards

The Federal Perkins Loan program is scheduled to sunset at the end of September unless Congress acts. The Department of Education has provided guidance to institutions on the limited circumstances under which they could continue to disburse loans to students.

EPA Announces Top Users of Green Power

The EPA’s Green Power Partnership is out with its list of the top 30 colleges and universities that use the most green power. The rankings, which are updated quarterly, encompass campuses with their own on-site, direct renewable energy and/or those whose electricity is supplied by green-powered partners.

Donations to Colleges and Universities Rise to a Record $37.5 Billion in FY14

Colleges and universities received a record $37.5 billion in financial contributions in FY14, according to the new Voluntary Support of Education survey. The amount represents a 10.8 percent increase over FY13.

Understanding the Results of the 2014 NACUBO-Commonfund Study of Endowments, and a Look to 2015 and Beyond

Recorded on Thursday, February 19, 2015 1:00PM ET

Following the January 29 release of the 2014 NACUBO-Commonfund Study of Endowments® (NCSE), a team of industry experts will review the results and discuss the challenges chief business officers and investment staff may face in the coming years. Webcast participants will hear which asset allocation strategies produced the highest returns in FY14 and learn about emerging investment strategies for FY15 and beyond.

There's still time to take advantage of the early bird discount. This perennial program relates OMB cost accounting rules to a university's administrative structure. Presentations, discussion, and a practical case study will help attendees understand cost pools, allocation bases, shared costs, and unallowable costs. Special attention will be paid to the new uniform guidance, proposal preparation, and rate negotiation.

Early Bird Rate Ends February 20.



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