ED’s FSA Partner Connect Sets March Debut Date
The portal, expected to be available on March 28, will provide easier access to more than 15 existing FSA websites currently used by partners, including higher education institutions, state agencies, third-party servicers, private collection agencies, and loan servicers. It also will replace the Information for Financial Aid Professionals (IFAP) website.
IRS Revises 1098-T Guidance on Emergency Grants to Students
Following advocacy from NACUBO, the IRS has clarified that colleges and universities will not need to separately track or note emergency grants to students for purposes of 2021 Form 1098-T reporting, nor should they issue Forms 1099-MISC.
NACUBO Updates Student Agreement Language to Address Assessment of Collection Fees
NACUBO’s updated advisory, Best Practices for Student Financial Responsibility Agreements, includes model language for the agreements and addresses court decisions affecting the ability of an institution to recover costs associated with collections, among other topics of interest to business officers.