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IRS Releases FAQs on Tax Treatment of Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund and Emergency Financial Aid Grants under CARES Act

Posted by: Kendall A. Schnurpel on May 11, 2020

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On May 8, 2020, the IRS released two new FAQs related to relief provided under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (“CARES Act”) designed to allow higher education institutions to use certain funds allocated by the Department of Education to support students and higher...


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Title IX Regulations Issued By The U.S. Department Of Education: Implications for Educational Institutions

Posted by: Deborah J. Daniels and Elizabeth M. Roberson on May 8, 2020

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On May 6, 2020, the U.S. Department of Education issued its long-awaited Title IX regulations (hereinafter referred to as “the Final Rule”), impacting the potential liability of educational institutions in terms of their response to allegations of sexual harassment and implementing new criteria...


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New Threat on the Horizon for Schools, Colleges, and Universities: Class Action Lawsuits for Return of Tuition

Posted by: Deborah J. Daniels, Robert A. Greising, and Judy L. Woods on April 20, 2020

COVID-19 has caused tremendous disruption and expense for colleges and universities, and other tuition-based education institutions, leading to concerns not only about when students may safely return to campus but even as to the future viability of some institutions. In the past few weeks, a new...


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IRS Updates Racial Nondiscrimination Publication Requirement for 501(c)(3) Private Schools

Posted by: Kendall A. Schnurpel on May 16, 2019

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On May 7, 2019, the IRS announced the release of Revenue Procedure 2019-22 (“RP 2019-22”), which modifies existing rules that require 501(c)(3) private schools to publish their racial nondiscrimination policy in a newspaper or using broadcast media.  This requirement has been in place since...


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Responsibility and Accountability: Thoughts on Board Responsibility in Private, Nonprofit Higher Education

Posted by: Deborah J. Daniels and Nick Wallace, CPA, CGMA on May 7, 2019

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“Tone at the top” is the accounting profession’s language to describe the effectiveness of the internal controls, governance and oversight responsibilities carried out by a board of trustees. When tone is good (trustees insist on high ethical, financial and academic standards and hold management...


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Proposed Title IX Regulations From the U.S. Department of Education

Posted by: Deborah J. Daniels on December 3, 2018

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The U.S. Department of Education recently released long-awaited proposed Title IX regulations, outlining how the Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights (OCR) intends to regulate schools’ investigation and adjudication of sexual misconduct. If enacted, the November 16 proposed...


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