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Making Sense Of ED's State Authorization Rule
For nearly a decade, the U.S Department of Education (ED) has worked to formulate a rule addressing when institutions with distance education programs must be authorized by the states in which they enroll online students.
United States
8 Aug 2019
IRS Issues Proposed Regulations Regarding Net Investment Income Tax Of Private Colleges And Universities
On July 3, 2019, the Internal Revenue Service ("IRS") issued proposed regulations under Internal Revenue Code section 4968.
United States
31 Jul 2019
7 Tips For Creating A Meaningful Food Safety Program
In August 2010, thousands of people across the United States were poisoned by eating eggs unknowingly tainted with Salmonella enteritidis bacteria.
United States
29 Jul 2019
Ransomware Attacks: What Higher Education Institutions Need To Know
The latest university cyberattack has reignited the discussion of internet and data safety in higher education.
United States
29 Jul 2019
New USED Gainful Employment Rule Warrants Immediate Attention
On July 1, 2019, the U.S. Department of Education published in the Federal Register a new Gainful Employment (GE) rule (the "2019 GE Rule").
United States
11 Jul 2019
Colleges And Universities Must Now Report All Litigation To The U.S. Department Of Education
On March 15, 2019, the U.S. Department of Education released much anticipated guidance (the 2019 Guidance) detailing how the agency would go about implementing the 2016 version of its complex
United States
27 May 2019
Advertising And Communications For Institutions Of Higher Education
In today's highly competitive world, all institutions of higher education must engage in marketing, directly or indirectly.
United States
6 May 2019
Trouble Afoot: Duke's 全hoe-Gate' Highlights Current Controversies In College Basketball
By now, most collegiate sports fans are likely well-versed in the commentary surrounding Zion Williamson's injury during the highly anticipated February 20th game
United States
14 Mar 2019
USED's Proposed Title IX Rules: Complimentary Webinar Now Available On-Demand
For those who missed the presentation, it can be viewed here.
United States
17 Dec 2018
Midterm 2018 Postgame: What The Outcome Means For Higher Ed
As promised during the webinar, we are posting this blog to break down the election results and look ahead to the 116th Congress.
United States
14 Nov 2018
California Legislature Seeks To Narrow 'Slack-Fill' Packaging Claims
As we have been reporting, food-product makers have been the subject of various types of unfair advertising or competition claims ...
United States
12 Nov 2018
Labeling Of Meat At 全teak' In Constitutional Challenge To Missouri Law
That Missouri adopted this law is not particularly surprising given the rapid development of animal cell culture food technology.
United States
9 Nov 2018
2016 Borrower Defense Rule Now In Effect: Free Webinars And Quick Thoughts
As many in higher education are aware, yesterday, following a long series of lawsuits, opinions, and orders, the "borrower defense rule" promulgated by the U.S. Department of Education on November 1, 2016, took effect.
United States
19 Oct 2018
Mergers And Acquisitions In Higher Education: Considering The Letter Of Intent
Much of the recent transactional activity has been driven by an increase in the number of colleges and universities that have attractive attributes, but nonetheless are in some form of financial distress.
United States
12 Sep 2018
CFPB Final Rule Cuts Costs And Headaches From Annual Privacy Notices
On August 10, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) released the long-awaited final rule amending Regulation P to conform with statutory changes made to the GLBA and the statutory changes made by the FAST Act.
United States
30 Aug 2018
Amended Current Federal Laws Bring Changes For Higher Education Institutions
In late May, the Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief, and Consumer Protection Act (aka Bill S.2155) was signed into law.
United States
9 Jul 2018
Dodd Frank Rollback Law Provides Regulatory Relief For Community Banks (Part 2)
On May 24, 2018, President Trump signed into law the Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief, and Consumer Protection Act (the "Act").
United States
12 Jun 2018
Dodd Frank Rollback Law Provides Regulatory Relief For Community Banks
Last week, President Trump signed the Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief, and Consumer Protection Act (the "Act") into law.
United States
31 May 2018
Private Student Loan Laws: Compliance And Consequences
For institutions of higher education that offer private student loans, there are a multitude of federal and state laws that need to be followed.
United States
29 May 2018
Getting Ready For ED's New State Authorization Rule
As institutions with online programming are well aware, the U.S. Department of Education's new "state authorization" rule is set to become effective this coming July 1, 2018
United States
13 Apr 2018
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