June 18, 2012
2012 College Cost Watch Lists Published2012 College Cost Watch Lists Published
The National Center for Education Statistics recently published a series of college cost and affordability lists, highlighting institutions with the highest and lowest tuition and net price and those with the highest increases in those figures.

Banks and Servicers Asked for Campus Card Contracts, Terms

Fifteen financial institutions and third-party servicers that provide campus debit and prepaid cards received letters this week from several members of Congress expressing concern about fees associated with such cards and calling for contracts to be made public. The companies were asked to provide information and submit copies of their contracts with colleges and universities.

NRC Report Recommends Actions for Continued Research Prosperity

A new report from the National Research Council recommends 10 ways to help research universities maintain the high level of education and research needed to fuel American success in health, energy, security, and communication.

FCC Rules on Prerecorded Calls to Cell Phones

The Federal Communications Commission will continue allowing institutions, with prior consent, to use recorded messages and autodialers to send university communications to cellular phones.

IRS Advisory Group Finds Bond Reporting Burdensome

The June 6 report of the Advisory Committee on Tax-Exempt and Government Entities recommends that IRS revisit the various forms required for completion by issuers of tax-exempt bonds, to ensure the forms are fulfilling original Congressional intent and not unduly burdensome.

View Questions for 2012 Student Financial Services Benchmarking Survey

To preview the questions before completing the online survey, visit the new SFS Survey website. Contact NACUBO’s research staff if your institution has not received an email invitation to participate.

NACUBO 2012 Annual Meeting

The NACUBO 2012 Annual Meeting will help you prepare for the future as you learn the latest about issues and topics relevant to
your responsibilities, discover innovative solutions to shared problems, and take away new ideas to implement at your
institution. In addition, we will commemorate our 50th anniversary with several special events.

The meeting will take place at the Gaylord National Hotel & Convention Center July 28-31, 2012.



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