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What to Expect from the New Gainful Employment Rule

What to Expect from the New Gainful Employment Rule

By Michael T. Wherry, CPA August 1, 2022

The U.S. Department of Education (ED) has sought to establish a definition of Gainful Employment (GE) for over a decade, and in more recent years, we’ve seen regulatory whiplash as priorities and opinions change. An initial attempt to establish a rule by the Obama administration was thrown out in a…

ED Releases New HEERF Quarterly Reporting Form

ED Releases New HEERF Quarterly Reporting Form

By Michael T. Wherry, CPA July 6, 2022

If your institution is still utilizing Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF) grants, take note: the Department of Education (ED) just released a new Quarterly Reporting Form (QRF) that includes some substantial changes from previous versions. The new form is to be used beginning with Q2 2022 reports and is…

HEERF Annual Reporting Primer

HEERF Annual Reporting Primer

By David B. McClintock, CPA January 20, 2021

During 2020, the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF), included as part of the wide-ranging CARES Act, provided a lifeline to institutions of higher education and their students. As the policy and requirements for both the student and institutional grants evolved over the year, schools were required to post regular…

Institutional Charge Proration

By Michael T. Wherry, CPA August 30, 2019

On March 5, 2019 ED published new guidance to address when books, supplies, etc. are considered to be institutional charges and how these charges should be properly recognized for Title IV purposes.  ED defined clearly that an institutional charge must be recognized over the entire period for which the charge…