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NACUBO’s Financial Accounting and Reporting Manual (FARM)

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

FASB Finalizes Effective Date Postponements in Light of COVID-19

May 22, 2020

FASB officially approved the release of an Accounting Standards Update that postpones implementation dates by one year for leases for all independent institutions and revenue recognition for independent institutions without public or conduit debt.


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  • May 14, 2020

    GASB Issues New Guidance In Light of COVID-19

    In response to the pandemic, the Governmental Accounting Standards Board has issued a new statement that extends implementation for most major standards by one year. Recently issued Implementation Guide 2020-1 reinforces delayed effectives dates and provides updated guidance.

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  • April 24, 2020

    ED Answers Financial Responsibility Rule Questions

    In a recent Q&A, ED addresses concerns raised by higher education over lack of clarity in the new financial responsibility rules that take effect July 1.

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Business Officer

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Accounting Principles Council

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Workshops

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Research

  • May 26, 2020

    Historic Endowment Study Data

    Historical endowment market values and investment returns, net of fees, for endowment study participants from 1990 to 2018

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  • May 20, 2020

    NACUBO Tuition Discounting Study

    The annual NACUBO Tuition Discounting Study (TDS) measures the institutional tuition discount rates and other indicators of institutional grant awards to first-time, full-time first year undergraduates and all undergraduates who attend private, nonprofit (independent) colleges and universities.

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