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December 04, 2021

Second AACRAO-Lumina Foundation Report Dives Deeper on Use of Holds

This new report looks at administrative hold policies and practices at 317 colleges and universities. In addition to reviewing the use of holds—both for registration and for transcripts—the report provides recommendations for higher education institutions.

December 04, 2021

NACUBO Monitoring California Collection Licensing Law

A new law requires certain persons collecting debts from California residents to register for a license in that state, beginning January 1, 2022. It is not yet clear if the law applies to colleges and universities. NACUBO staff are actively seeking clarification.

November 18, 2021

Dramatic Increase in New First-Time International Student Enrollments

The number of international students enrolled at colleges and universities in the U.S. has started to pick back up following a pandemic-related decline, according to the most recent Open Doors data, with a significant uptick in the number of new international student enrollments this fall.

November 12, 2021

AACRAO and Lumina Foundation Report Examines the Use of Holds

Holds for registration and official transcripts are often used by institutions to motivate students to take a required action. While most holds are resolved, a newly released report looks at practices at 14 colleges and universities and begins a conversation on their use and impact on students and institutions.

November 08, 2021

Report Indicates Net Tuition Prices and Student Borrowing Decline

The College Board’s 2021 Trends in College Pricing and Student Aid report showed that average published tuition and fee prices (sticker prices) experienced small increases, while net prices and undergraduate borrowing declined. These trends should be interpreted within the context of other trends impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, such as enrollment declines, trends in state and local funding, and funding received through the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF).

November 05, 2021

NACUBO Joins Amicus Brief Countering Breach of Fiduciary Duty Allegations

Oral arguments are set for December 6 before the U.S. Supreme Court in a case against Northwestern University related to 403(b) retirement plan fiduciary duties. NACUBO joined 17 other organizations in an amicus brief calling on the court to take a position that will ultimately screen out meritless litigation.