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Recent Title IV Compliance Articles


Newly Online Schools May Be Caught in a Nexus Web

By Lee Frank, MBA, CPA November 2, 2020

Now that we are months since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, postsecondary education institutions have had ample time to adjust and adapt to a new reality. The work has not been easy and will remain a challenge, but to paraphrase a cliché we’re hearing a lot this year, there…

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A Primer on Institutional HEERF Grant Reporting

By David B. McClintock, CPA October 20, 2020

No tricks, a major deadline looms for postsecondary educational institutions just before Halloween. The first round of quarterly reporting for the institutional portion of the Higher Education Emergency Relief (HEERF) Grant is due October 30, meaning institutions cannot delay in preparing and posting their reports. Check out this rundown concerning…

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PPP Loans and HEERF Grants: A Guide to Accounting, Reporting and Composite Score Considerations

By Thomas R. Wilson, CPA October 16, 2020

This article was original published in the September 2020 issue of Career Education Review and reproduced here with permission.  Article originally posted at As the COVID-19 pandemic and a difficult 2020 continues, postsecondary institutions have to make significant decisions concerning the emergency aid that helped them through the spring…


Breaking Down the HEERF FAQ — Round 3

By Michael T. Wherry, CPA October 8, 2020

On October 2, 2020, the U.S. Department of Education (ED) published “Round 3” for Frequently Asked Questions related to the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF) grants. This document addressed questions related to the usage of the HEERF grants for institutional and student purposes. McClintock & Associates (M&A) has reviewed…


New HEERF Institutional Reporting Form Released

By Michael T. Wherry, CPA October 2, 2020

The Department of Education (ED) on September 28 announced the implementation of the quarterly public reporting requirement for the institutional portion of the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF), as well as a new reporting form. The form includes sections for institutional dollars provided for emergency financial aid grants or…


The 13 Major Provisions of Title IX’s Final Rule

By David B. McClintock, CPA August 31, 2020

After years of debate, the U.S. Department of Education’s (ED) new Title IX regulations took effect in August. ED’s final rule details the responsibilities of schools that receive federal funds in responding to allegations of sexual assault and harassment. Along with Title IX coordinators, all leaders at postsecondary education institutions…