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Updated 5/21/2020

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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.

Updates on NACUBO's advocacy, relief strategies, and congressional action can be found here. A list of news articles featuring input from NACUBO experts is available here.


Weekly Updates from NACUBO

Telephone Town Halls. Following a run of 10 consecutive Tuesdays with a Telephone Town Hall, NACUBO will hold two Telephone Town Halls in June. Tune in June 9 and June 23 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 Guidance

The Department of Education has issued guidance on to help institutions respond to the coronavirus crisis. A collection of such guidance can be found here. This page contains resources on Title IV compliance, Federal Work Study, FERPA, and related issues.

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. 

Research Grant 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.


Online Community. Through your NACUBO account, NACUBO members from institutions of higher education have access to unique listservs 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.

NACUBO Member Polling. NACUBO will be conducting a variety of polls and surveys that measure the impact of the crisis on institutional finances and potential recovery options. On the COVID-19 Research page, you can find summaries of these data collection efforts, and, when polls and surveys are open, opportunities for NACUBO members to participate.

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.


Liz Clark

Vice President, Policy and Research


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