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This week, the Department of Education kicks off a negotiated rulemaking effort on program integrity and institutional quality. During the three-month process, negotiators selected by ED and representing various constituencies will work through proposed regulations with ED officials.

One of the negotiators nominated by NACUBO was selected for the committee: Joe Weglarz, executive director of student financial services at Marist College, will represent business officers during the negotiations. NACUBO member Dominick Chase, senior vice president of business affairs, chief financial officer, and treasurer at Ivy Tech Community College, was selected as the alternate negotiator representing business officers.

Of note to business officers, the proposed regulations include cash management and Return to Title IV (the rules governing unearned federal student aid dollars). The committee also will address state authorization, distance education, and accreditation. A subcommittee will consider changes to the regulations governing the federal TRIO programs. Issue papers describing all of ED’s proposals are available on the negotiated rulemaking website.

The full committee will meet January 811, February 58, and March 47, with the subcommittee meeting on January 12 and February 9. All sessions will be online and available to the public, though registration is required. NACUBO staff will monitor the negotiations and share summaries after each round.


Bryan Dickson

Director, Student Financial Services and Educational Programs


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