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Why is ED Requiring Fiscal Year to Match Tax Year?

Why is ED Requiring Fiscal Year to Match Tax Year?

By David B. McClintock, CPA May 29, 2024

The U.S. Department of Education’s (ED) Dear Colleague Letter issued May 16, 2024 (Implementation of Regulations Related to Financial Responsibility, Administrative Capability, Certification Procedures, and Ability to Benefit (ATB) | Knowledge Center), reinforces the proposed requirement by ED to align postsecondary institutions’ fiscal year end (FYE) with the institution’s tax...

New Financial Responsibility Standards

New Financial Responsibility Standards

By Michael T. Wherry, CPA February 8, 2024

Introduction Financial Responsibility, as defined by the U.S. Department of Education, is a condition of eligibility for a school participating in FSA programs, requiring that schools submit an audited financial statement to ED each year. Recently, the conditions for meeting these important requirements changed in ways that may add complexity to...

Audit Guide Updates

Audit Guide Updates

By Stephanie Roland, MBA January 19, 2024

Looking back, 2023 was a dynamic year marked by growth and new challenges facing institutions. With the national emergency coming to an end, FAFSA simplification rolling out, and an updated audit guide, institutions have a unique opportunity to make 2024 a season of growth and a refresher on best practices. Out...