November 20, 2012
Five Questions About the Fiscal CliffFive Questions About the Fiscal Cliff
College students and higher education institutions have a lot at stake as federal officials return to Washington, DC to address the looming “fiscal cliff.” NACUBO attempts to answer questions you may have about what lies ahead.

CFPB Issues Report on College Affinity Card Agreements

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has released a report detailing the number of college affinity card accounts open at year-end, the amount of payments made by issuers to institutions, the number of new accounts opened, and any MOUs relating to the agreement. Additionally, all agreements are posted on the bureau’s website.

New Issue of HR Horizons Released

The new HR Horizons features "Chief Concerns of CHROs" - a survey that pinpoints key concerns of senior HR administrators at colleges and universities, as well as articles on how employers can remain relevant to employees; international expansion, and building and managing global talent; how to recharge employee engagement post-recession; and resources to help institution leaders expand their parameters.

ED Finalizes Rules on Disability Discharges and Pay as You Earn

The Department of Education issued final rules largely removing loan holders, including institutions for Perkins loans, from the process of granting loan discharges based on total and permanent disability. The rules also implement President Obama’s “Pay as You Earn” initiative to ease loan repayment obligations for some borrowers.

Wanted: Your Financial Statements

It's that time of year again! Please send a PDF file or website link of your annual, audited financial statements to NACUBO to share your information among NACUBO's member institutions. This popular members-only tool is available exclusively on NACUBO's website. Send your financial statements to

Establishing Threat Assessment and Mental Health Group Teams on Campus

The Higher Education Mental Health Alliance and the Jed Foundation released a new report, “Balancing Safety and Support on Campus: A Guide for Campus Teams,” to help colleges and universities address the issues of mental health and safety on campus.

Partner Event: Women's Leadership Institute

November 27 - November 30, 2012
Dana Point, Calif.

Be a part of a special program for women seeking to become leaders in higher education administration and student affairs. Coproduced by several higher education associations, this unique program will bring together administrators from across campus functions to help you:

  • Hone your leadership skills for working in a rapidly changing environment
  • Develop a better understanding of the campus as a workplace and culture
  • Share experiences with others about how campuses are adapting and adjusting to the new reality
  • Create new personal networks and networking skills to better tap the higher education community

On December 5, join your colleagues for a webcast that will explore the legal, financial, and logistical challenges of engaging in professional activities in Sub-Saharan Africa, known to be one of the world's riskiest and most challenging areas to do business.



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