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Understanding Gainful Employment Reporting Requirements: An Overview

Understanding Gainful Employment Reporting Requirements: An Overview

By Luke Hoey, FAAC® July 19, 2024

Gainful Employment (GE) reporting requirements have been a focal point of compliance challenges for postsecondary institutions since their introduction by the Department of Education (ED) in 2010. This is especially the case for those offering vocational and career-oriented programs. This article will delve into recently updated guidance and essential strategies...

Facing Audit Phobia, Part III: Embrace Learning Opportunities

Facing Audit Phobia, Part III: Embrace Learning Opportunities

By Luke Hoey, FAAC® July 26, 2022

The last thing an institution wants to hear while undergoing an audit is, “We’ve identified some processes that aren’t compliant with Title IV rules.” In a perfect world, a compliance audit comes and goes swiftly and without any findings. But in the real world, one where regulations change regularly and it’s...

The Trouble With SAM

The Trouble With SAM

By Luke Hoey, FAAC® April 28, 2022

Is your school having trouble drawing down federal student aid for any of its locations?  Earlier this month, the General Services Administration (GSA) as well as the U.S. Department of Education (ED) officially discontinued the use of the Data Universal Numbering System (DUNS) number and began recognizing the Unique Entity...

Providing Clarity on Direct Loan Inadvertent Overpayments

Providing Clarity on Direct Loan Inadvertent Overpayments

By Luke Hoey, FAAC® March 6, 2021

Along with wide-ranging overhauls and easy-to-implement changes to regulations surrounding Title IV programs, the Department of Education (ED) annually makes more subtle changes or additions that can pass under the radar. Big or small, any alteration to the Federal Student Aid Handbook matters. To that end, recently while we were identifying...