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Updated 4/6/2020

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The novel coronavirus, or COVID-19, is a rapidly changing global health issue. This page is devoted to resources that specifically address college and university business office operations and responses to disruptions caused by coronavirus. A more general list of coronavirus resources and relevant news items is available here.

Updates on NACUBO's advocacy, relief strategies, and congressional action can be found here


Weekly Updates from NACUBO

Telephone Town Halls. Tune in every Tuesday at 1:00pm Eastern to converse with NACUBO experts and hear the latest updates from Washington. Find more information about upcoming Telephone Town Halls and recordings of past calls here.

COVID-19 Webcast Series.This complimentary series for NACUBO members will dive into business continuity issues such as treasury considerations and communications strategies and more. Webcasts will air on Fridays at 11:00am Eastern. Register here

Federal Guidance for Colleges and Universities

Federal agencies have regularly been publishing guidance to deal with emerging compliance questions:

Employer and Tax Relief Guidance

A collection of resources and guidance to help navigate various tax and employer benefits can be found here. The page includes guidance on topics including tax credits and deferrals, SBA low-interest loans for small employers, CARES Act loans for mid-size employers, and others.

Department of Education (ED) Guidance

Centers for Disease Control (CDC) Guidance

Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Guidance

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Guidance

  • FEMA has simplified the Public Assistance application in response to coronavirus. If President Trump has issued a major disaster declaration for your state, you can go to this site for more information and to apply for assistance. 

Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Guidance

Other Research Guidance

COGR is regularly posting updated guidance from federal research agencies specific to award impact here.

Other Human Resources and Labor Guidance

CUPA-HR is regularly posting updated guidance related to labor and the workplace here.


NACUBO Advocacy and Coronavirus Relief Efforts. NACUBO is working hard on your behalf to ensure that institutions and students are recognized in Washington relief efforts. Learn more here.

Conference Status:

  • The 2020 Higher Education Accounting Forum (HEAF) has been canceled.
    •  NEW Registration is now open for HEAF Online, April 29-30 and May 4-5. Receive up to 9 CPE credits.
  • The 2020 Student Financial Services Conference has been canceled.
    • NEW Registration is now open for SFS Online, April 20-22. Receive up to 6 CPE credits.
  • The NACUBO 2020 Annual Meeting is scheduled to be held as planned on July 11-14.

Online communities. Through your NACUBO account, NACUBO members from institutions of higher education have access to unique communities where you can share content, make contacts, and generate discussions with your colleagues. You can subscribe to as many topics as you wish. Join the conversation now and set your personal communication preferences to receive notifications in real time or on a daily basis. There are communities for accountants, bursars, community college business officers, sustainability, VA processes, and more.


  • On April 3, NACUBO will begin hosting a series of five 30-minute webcasts that will address various considerations in responding to coronavirus. The webcasts are free for members and will be recorded for on-demand viewing.
  • NACUBO and the American Campus Health Association hosted a February 27 webcast, Coronavirus: Practical Considerations for Your Campus. The webcast is now available for on demand access.

NACUBO News Coverage:

Business Continuity Resources

Resources from NACUBO business partners. During this period of tremendous uncertainty and change, NACUBO’s business partners have shared information about new resources and opportunities that may help you find solutions and develop new ways of doing business on campus. 

The American College Health Association (ACHA):




College and University Preparations and Responses

College and University Resource Pages:


Liz Clark

Vice President, Policy and Research


Related Content

Coronavirus: Practical Considerations for Your Campus

Available On-Demand (recorded on Feb 27)

Emergency Preparedness


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