Category: Higher Ed

Department of Education Webinar and Website Updates Provide Additional HEERF Guidance

Rebecca Flake and Kate Lee Carey

The Department of Education’s webinar provided some helpful additional context and explanation regarding the October 30 HEERF institutional reporting requirements.

US Department of Education Issues Long-Awaited Guidance on CARES Act HEERF Reporting

Kate Lee Carey, Caitlyn Shelby and Rebecca Flake

In this post, we recap previous guidance from the Department of Education, as well as the newest updates focused on the institutional portion of the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund.

California Higher Education Bill AB70 Signed into Law by Governor Newsom (and Why it Matters)

Kate Lee Carey

Proposed changes to recognition of nonprofit and public institutions have been signed into law and will become effective January 1, 2022, just in time for the out-of-state registration process to become more complex.

California Legislature Passes Bill Impacting Nonprofit Higher Education Institutions

Kate Lee Carey

The California Legislature passes AB70, amending the CA Private Postsecondary Education Act as it relates to the authority of the BPPE to verify an institution’s nonprofit status.

ED Announces New System for Institutions to Report Foreign Ownership, Contracts and Gifts

Shannon Noonan, Paul Thompson and Nancy Anderson

On June 22, the United States Department of Education announced its new information collection system for postsecondary institutions that participate in the Title IV programs to comply with the foreign owner, contract and gift reporting obligations under the HEA.

ED Issues Interim Final Rule on Student Eligibility for HEERF Funding While Courts Grant Preliminary Injunctions

Nancy Anderson and Mike Goldstein

On June 17, the US Department of Education issued an interim final rule limiting student eligibility for CARES Act emergency grants.

Reminder: ED State Authorization Rule Takes Effect July 1

Nancy Anderson, Caitlyn Shelby and Paul Thompson

The US Department of Education’s final regulations require that schools hold authorization in every jurisdiction where such authorization is required and that schools make a number of consumer disclosures.

ED Simultaneously Backs Away from and Embraces Its Own HEERF Guidance

Nancy Anderson and Mike Goldstein

The Department of Education announced it will not enforce its April guidance on the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund.

What Colleges + Universities Should Do to Comply With Title IX Changes

Caitlyn Shelby and Paul Thompson

On May 6, the US Department of Education released its long anticipated, final Title IX regulations on sexual harassment.

ED Requires Public Disclosure of CARES Student Grant Use, Inviting Scrutiny for Schools

Nancy Anderson, Mike Goldstein and Paul Thompson

The Department of Education issued guidance directing postsecondary institutions to publicly disclose on their websites detailed information and data on how they allocate emergency student grant funding under the CARES Act’s HEERF.

ED Releases Institutional Funding from CARES Act + Clarifies Student Grant Requirements

Nancy Anderson, Mike Goldstein and Paul Thompson

On April 21, the US Education Department announced the release of the remaining $6 billion of stimulus funding under the CARES Act’s Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund to help institutions with COVID-19-related costs.

ED Releases Governor’s Emergency Education Relief Grant Funding

Nancy Anderson, Mike Goldstein and Paul Thompson

The Department of Education made available another $3 billion in grant funding under the CARES Act, which will go to states to provide emergency support for education.