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U.S. Department of Education’s September 2016 Audit Guide Key Changes

By Michael T. Wherry, CPA, Director/Shareholder, McClintock & Associates, PC
After over a decade of waiting, the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Inspector General issued a new Audit Guide which has expanded existing audit requirements and added new audit requirements. In short, Title IV compliance audits aren’t getting any easier.

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What Impact Will the DOE’s Recent Amendment Have on Your Course Materials Processes?

By Bruce Schneider, Director of Business Engineering, Ambassador Education Solutions
A new DOE ruling has higher education institutions rethinking their bookstore and course material models in order to satisfy opt-out compliance policies when materials are provided to students automatically as part of tuition.

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Health Care Reform Employer Mandate: Impact on For-Profit Schools’ Adjunct Faculty

By Tracy D. Leeth, J.D., CEBS, Benefits Compliance Consultant, Cobbs Allen
Beginning in 2015, “applicable large employers” (with 50+ employees, counting part-timers on a prorated basis) must offer certain health coverage or be subject to a potential penalty under the Affordable Care Act (ACA).

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Staying Current With Title IX and Clery Act Requirements

By Katherine Brodie, Counsel, Ritzert & Leyton, PC
Sexual violence and its impact on students attending institutions of higher education has been a renewed focus of the Department of Education’s (ED’s) Office for Civil Rights (OCR) since the start of the Obama Administration in 2009 and the topic has received extensive coverage and debate in the media.

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