September 9, 2013
DoD Proposes Changes to MOUDoD Proposes Changes to MOU
On August 14, the Department of Defense published a notice of proposed rulemaking for its voluntary education programs that includes the newest draft of the Memorandum of Understanding for comment.

Percentage of Students Receiving Financial Aid Rises

About 71 percent of undergraduates received financial aid in 2011-12, compared with 66 percent in 2007-08, according to the initial results of the National Postsecondary Student Aid Study (NPSAS). The average amount of aid received increased from $9,100 to $10,800 in this time period.

President Obama Outlines College Affordability Plan

President Obama’s college affordability plan includes a proposal to develop a new college rating system, which he is asking Congress to tie to the allocation of federal student aid. The Department of Education is expected to move forward swiftly on elements of the plan that do not require Congressional approval; other proposals will likely become part of the negotiations over reauthorization of the Higher Education Act.

Commonfund Institute Releases Study on Responsible Investing

A just-released study delves into the complex question of whether a portfolio’s long-term performance can be enhanced by including environmental, social, and governance considerations in the selection process.

White House Conference Calls Will Address Healthcare Marketplaces

On September 13 and September 16, the White House and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services will host conference calls on the new Health Insurance Marketplace. Interested campus administrators must pre-register to participate.

Campus Sports Get Greener

Collegiate athletics are embracing environmental stewardship to an unprecedented degree, according to a new report issued by the Green Sports Alliance and AASHE. It includes results of a 2013 survey of green initiatives and 10 campus case studies.

Tax-Exempt Bond Compliance Workshop

September 16-18, 2013
Chicago, IL

NACUBO has collaborated with the Treasury Institute for Higher Education in designing the second annual Tax-Exempt Bond Compliance Workshop, being held September 16-18 at the Crown Plaza Chicago O'Hare Hotel & Conference Center. This year's program offers an optional primer session to review the basic concepts, components, and vocabulary of tax-exempt financing and tax compliance.

 

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