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September 20, 2021

NACUBO On Your Side: September 14-20, 2021 →

In this edition: James Kvaal is confirmed for an ED post, the White House issues an executive order supporting Hispanic students and Hispanic-Serving Institutions, and more.

September 13, 2021

NACUBO On Your Side: September 8-13, 2021 →

In this edition: After sustained advocacy from NACUBO, significant higher education priorities make it into draft infrastructure legislation; the White House announces a new HBCU initiative; and more.

September 10, 2021

New OSHA Workplace Vaccination Requirements Announced →

All employees of private sector workplaces, including private colleges and universities, with 100 or more workers will be required to be vaccinated against COVID-19 or tested weekly, according to a new temporary rule announced by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. Federal workers are now required to be vaccinated.

September 03, 2021

ED Shares Details on New Borrower Defense Policy →

When considering approved borrower defense to repayment claims, the Department of Education will now apply a presumption of full relief as the starting point and will reduce the amount of relief offered, if warranted, by evidence provided by a school, a borrower, or other sources.

September 02, 2021

NACUBO Joins Amicus Briefs on COVID-19 Tuition Lawsuits →

Some students who were displaced from campus due to the coronavirus pandemic and their parents have filed lawsuits for tuition refunds. NACUBO joined 18 other associations in an amicus brief countering the assertion that the pivot to online operations caused by COVID-19 was somehow a financial windfall for institutions and are working to detail the tremendous costs institutions have incurred.

August 23, 2021

NACUBO Weighs In on Proposed HEERF Annual Reporting Form →

NACUBO and NASFAA have submitted a joint comment letter outlining several areas of concern with the Department of Education’s proposed form as well as suggestions for improvement, including reducing compliance burden for institutions where possible.