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TIPS FOR IMPLEMENTING A COMPREHENSIVE COMPLIANCE PROGRAM

Our clients are colleges and universities just like yours that have chosen to implement compliance programs as a result of our compliance assessment. A typical compliance program helps institutions and their employees conduct operations and activities ethically; with integrity, and in compliance with legal and…

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When your Board Chair asks, “How is our campus doing?”, how will you respond?

No one ever wants to admit that their college is in decline. When Trustees ask that questions, it’s imperative for college leadership to answer that question accurately. But when trustees ask different executives, they often get different answers, depending on who they ask. That’s because…

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How to handle a U. S. Department of Education Program Review Risk Assessment

It begins with a phone call from the U.S. Department of Education. You heard that FSA was increasing the number of program reviews it conducts, and although you hoped that your school would be at the bottom of their list, it was simply inevitable that…

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Responding to an Audit and Program Review

Responding to an audit or program review can be overwhelming, particularly for schools with limited financial aid office personnel. Whether your school is required to implement corrective actions, perform file reconstruction and aid recalculation, or simply prepare a response or appeal, having a partner you can rely on will…

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How to find the best candidates for your college or university.

Discover leaders answering the call of extraordinary possibilities, advancing the frontiers of knowledge and building academic distinction. Leadership requirements continue to evolve, but the need for high-performing college and university leaders remains constant. Identifying and attracting the best and brightest talent in the higher education space requires a…

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Choosing the Right Search Firm Makes All The Difference

Retaining an executive search firm is critical to hiring the best talent on the market. But all recruiters aren’t equal. Do you know the difference? “Staffing Agencies” are great for temps but generally lack candidates with specialization. These are great sources for blue collar and…

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Trusted Experts In Higher Education Search and Placement

Let’s face it. One of the major advantages Higher Ed Executives brings to executive search and placement is that we are connected to the higher education sector like no others. That’s because we’ve worked for colleges and universities as leaders for years ourselves and many of…

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ALTERNATIVE ACCEPTABLE DOCUMENTATION FOR VERIFICATION OF NON-FILING

ED’s Office of Postsecondary Education (OPE) informed schools that the IRS has stopped processing transcripts by mail until further notice. Although IRS Tax Transcripts are available online, some filers have not been able to access their account. As a result, some students may have to…

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COD IMPLEMENTS CARES ACT REPORTING AND WAIVERS FOR AID CANCELLATION

On August 2, 2020, the COD system was updated to support CARES Act reporting for students who qualify for a Title IV waiver because they withdrew due to COVID-19. The implementation of these changes will be rolled out in two phases. In the first phase,…

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INCREASE IN PROFESSIONAL JUDGMENT USE DUE TO COVID-19

With unemployment insurance ending for millions of people this month, financial aid offices around the country have been inundated with requests for financial aid appeals. Earlier this year the Department released guidance encouraging financial aid administrators “use professional judgment to reflect more accurately the financial…

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UPDATE ON REQUIRED CARES ACT QUARTERLY REPORTING

Institutions that received funding under the CARES Act must begin reporting monthly to FFATA, according to a recent electronic announcement from ED’s Office of Postsecondary Education. The quarterly reporting requirements for the CARES Act are considered to be met under the more frequent, monthly reporting…

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CAMPUS CRIME AND SECURITY SURVEY

PLEASE NOTE: The annual crime and fire statistics survey will now be open from November 18, 2020 through January 14, 2021 due to COVID-19. If you need assistance with the survey, please call the Campus Safety Help Desk at 1-800-435-5985 or by email at [email protected]

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ADDITIONAL REGULATORY FLEXIBILITIES RELATED TO CORONAVIRUS

ED’s Office of Postsecondary Education announced several deadline extensions because of COVID-19 including extensions to Campus Crime, Annual Security Reports, Annual Fire Safety Reports, Equity In Athletics Disclosures and the 20-21 FISAP. The deadline to for institutions to distribute their Annual Security Reports and Annual…

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CAMPUS BASED REALLOCATION PROCESS AND REQUESTING SUPPLEMENTAL FEDERAL WORK-STUDY FUNDS

If you’ve got leftover funds that you won’t spend from the 2019-2020 Federal Work-Study (FWS) or Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), you should complete the Campus Based Reallocation Form by August 17, 2020 so that other schools can use them. The campus-based reallocation form…

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2020-2021 IPEDS REGISTRATION AND DATA COLLECTION SCHEDULE

Registration for the 2020-2021 IPEDS Data Collection Schedule opens on August 5, 2020. Reporting to IPEDS is mandatory for all institutions. If you’re responsible for reporting IPEDS this year, you can register as a keyholder right on the IPEDS website. If you are already an…

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Thursday September 17 is Constitution Day

COLLEGES TO OBSERVE CONSTITUTION AND CITIZENSHIP DAY – SEPTEMBER 17TH This year Constitution Day is on Thursday, September 17. As a Title IV Eligible Institution, it is a requirement to recognize and participate in Constitution Day, on September 17th of each year. Looking for ideas…

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