January 9, 2017
Associations Respond to DACA and DREAM Act ConcernsAssociations Respond to DACA and DREAM Act Concerns
NACUBO recently joined the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities and other organizations in urging President-elect Donald Trump to keep Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) measures in place. A December issue brief from the American Council on Education addresses post-election questions about immigration, DACA, and "sanctuary campuses."

Congress Makes Changes to GI Bill Education Benefits

The administrative "reporting fee" paid to institutions has dropped by one-third but will rebound slightly later this year. Additionally, schools will need to report academic progress information to the Department of Veterans Affairs.

CFPB Report Criticizes Campus Banking Agreements

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau released a report analyzing college-sponsored agreements with banks and expressed concerns regarding affiliated fees and marketing agreements. The CFPB also published a compliance bulletin reiterating disclosure obligations related to school-sponsored credit card agreements.

GASB's New Standard Covers Asset Retirement Obligations

In an effort to standardize financial reporting when laws govern how certain assets are retired from use, the Governmental Accounting Standards Board issued Statement No. 83, "Certain Asset Retirement Obligations," in December. The new standard is effective in FY19 for public institutions.

ED Finalizes State Authorization for Distance Education Rules

After a protracted rulemaking effort, the Department of Education issued final rules on state authorization for distance education and foreign locations of domestic institutions. Whether the rules take effect as planned, however, is up to the incoming administration.

5 Chances To Hear Wes Moore This Year

NACUBO is pleased to announce that Wes Moore is the 2017 Leadership Series speaker. Moore, a youth advocate, Army combat veteran, and author of The Other Wes Moore, will present "Transformational Leadership: Evolve, Adapt and Inspire" at five events this year, starting with the 2017 Endowment and Debt Management Forum. Moore was a crowd favorite as a keynote speaker at the NACUBO 2015 Annual Meeting; don’t miss the chance to hear his insights!


2017 Endowment and Debt Management Forum

February 1-3, 2017
New York, NY

This year’s forum will examine investment trends, the current political climate and its implications for college and university endowments, and much more. Attendees can earn up to 15 CPE credits in Finance. Come network and learn from peers and experts—register today.

Compliance Challenges for the New EPA Hazardous Waste Rule

Recorded on Tuesday, February 7, 2017 1:00PM ET

A much-anticipated update to the hazardous waste generator regulations was recently finalized by the Environmental Protection Agency. Join us for a webcast to learn what your institution should be doing operationally in hazardous waste training to meet compliance standards and avoid unnecessary fines.

The webcast is presented with the Campus Safety Health and Environmental Management Association (CSHEMA).

This program is supported by Crowe Horwath.


 

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