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May 26, 2020

ED Issues Update on Title IV Eligibility for CARES Act Funds, And Other Coronavirus-Related Guidance →

The Department of Education has announced that it will not enforce its requirement that students must be Title IV-eligible to receive CARES Act grants, although ED stated that it still expects recipients to be eligible for Title IV. ED also published guidance expanding regulatory flexibilities, and its Office for Civil Rights issued a Q&A reminding schools of their responsibility to comply with Title IX rules and disability laws.

May 18, 2020

What Did I Miss in Washington? May 6-18, 2020 →

In this edition: A new COVID-19 relief bill has passed in the House but isn’t expected to pass in the Senate, the IRS clarifies an international student grant aid question, and more.

May 14, 2020

GASB Issues New Guidance In Light of COVID-19 →

In response to the pandemic, the Governmental Accounting Standards Board has issued a new statement that extends implementation for most major standards by one year. Recently issued Implementation Guide 2020-1 reinforces delayed effectives dates and provides updated guidance.

May 07, 2020

ED Releases Final Title IX Rule →

Despite requests from the higher education community to delay the release of new Title IX regulations amidst the coronavirus pandemic, the Department of Education published its final rule, with a compliance deadline of August 14.

May 07, 2020

SBA, IRS Issue Updated Guidance for Employers →

Federal Work-Study students will not count toward a college’s total number of employees for purposes of Paycheck Protection Program eligibility and subsequent loan amounts, among other positive developments for employers.