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Comprehensive and up-to-date accounting guidance and preferred practice for colleges and universities. FARM is searchable, web-based, and free for NACUBO members.

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News

New NACUBO Accounting Advisory Available

August 02, 2019

Advisory 19-02 addresses tuition and residential revenue and why such contracts with students typically would not be combined under Topic 606, Revenue from Contracts with Customers.


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  • September 09, 2019

    ED Shares Preliminary Final Borrower Defense Rules

    ED announced its intention to finalize sweeping changes to the current borrower defense rules, which include revisions to financial responsibility composite score calculations. Although the rules have not yet been finalized, the regulations relating to financial responsibility will be available for immediate implementation as soon as they are published in the Federal Register.

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  • September 06, 2019

    NACUBO Responds to GASB on Technology Subscriptions

    In comments to the Governmental Accounting Standards Board on subscription-based information technology arrangements, NACUBO agreed with the proposed recognition methodology but questioned disclosures and transition guidance.

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  • August 26, 2019

    New Advisory Addresses Revenue Recognition Disclosures

    NACUBO Advisory 19-03 illustrates FASB Topic 606 disclosures and provides reasoning for the limited impact on higher education institutions.

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Business Officer

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Accounting Principles Council

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Workshops

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Upcoming Events

  • September 16, 2019

    2019 Planning and Budgeting Forum

    September 16-17 | Pittsburgh

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  • September 19, 2019

    Legislative Lunchcast: Spotlight on New ED Financial Responsibility Reporting

    September 19 | 1–1:30pm ET

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Legislative Updates

  • January 08, 2018

    What Did I Miss in Washington? December 12, 2017–January 8, 2018

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  • January 04, 2018

    HEA Reauthorization Bill Heading to House Floor in New Year

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Research

  • August 28, 2019

    NACUBO-TIAA Study of Endowments

    This annual survey provides comprehensive analysis of investment returns, asset allocations, and governance policies and practices at more than 800 U.S. higher education institution endowments and affiliated foundations, representing nearly $617 billion in endowment assets.

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  • May 08, 2019

    NACUBO Benchmarking Tool

    The NACUBO Benchmarking Tool allows member institutions to compare their endowment, tuition discounting, and student financial services survey results against self-selected peer group averages.

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