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NAICU Welcomes New Director for Finance and Administration

NAICU Washington Update
July 22, 2015

Vonda Dickson has been named Director for Finance and Administration at NAICU, replacing Linda Allison, who is retiring after nearly 13 years with the association. Dickson, who joined NAICU in June, comes to the association after sixteen years as Senior Vice President of Finance and Administration/CFO for the District of Columbia Hospital Association.

Department of Education Urges Institutions to Meet July 31 Gainful Employment Deadline

NAICU Washington Update
July 22, 2015

Earlier this month, the Department of Education reminded colleges of the impending July 31, 2015 deadline for gainful employment programs.

HEA Reauthorization Timeline - Update

NAICU Washington Update
July 7, 2015

Progress on the controversial rewrite of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act is slowing down summer work on the Higher Education Act reauthorization.

Supreme Court to Hear Case on Race Use in Admissions

NAICU Washington Update
July 6, 2015

The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to review again the use of race in college admissions.

NAICU Supports Comments on Proposed Cash Management Regulations

NAICU Washington Update
July 6, 2015

New proposed cash management rules issued by the Education Department are the subject of comment letters from the higher education community, which NAICU helped to develop and has endorsed.

IRS Announces Public Release of Electronically-Filed Form 990

NAICU Washington Update
July 6, 2015

Electronically-filed Form 990s to be made available to the public by the IRS.

Administration Releases Long-Awaited Proposed Rule on Overtime Pay

NAICU Washington Update
July 6, 2015

The Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division announced its proposal to amend the Fair Labor Standards Act, including the regulations governing the “white collar” exemption for executive, administrative, and professional employees. While the proposed rule will mean higher salaries for exempt employees, nothing goes into effect immediately, and there will be a comment period, as well as expected legal challenges before anything becomes final.

Senate Appropriators Cut Student Aid

NAICU Washington Update
July 6, 2015

Increase to Pell Grant maximum award survives, but SEOG and Federal Work Study programs cut by the Senate Appropriations Committee.

Senator Renews Effort to Protect Veterans

NAICU Washington Update
July 1, 2015

Sen. Thomas Carper (D-DE) introduced a bill to count payments from military and veteran education programs toward the limit on federal revenues that for-profit higher education institutions are allowed to receive under the 90/10 rule.

Congress Eases Enforcement of 1098-T Penalties

NAICU Washington Update
July 1, 2015

A trade bill approved by President Obama includes language easing IRS penalties on 1098-T reporting. The penalties affected many institutions for failing to provide adequate student tax identifiers like Taxpayer Identification Numbers or Social Security Numbers.

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