Financial Aid

Colleges and Universities: The Next Target of Audits, Investigations and Legislative Reform?

Regulators are taking a hard look at tax-exempt higher ed institutions.

Over the last two years, tax-exempt colleges and universities have become targets of increased scrutiny by the Secretary of Education, the Internal Revenue Service ("IRS") and the Senate Finance Committee. With the looming budget crisis and an ever-increasing deficit, regulators are taking a hard look at whether these institutions are providing the public benefits commensurate with the tax breaks they receive as a result of their tax-exempt status.

Enrollment Capacity

A major driver to an institution?s ?best? aid strategy
 

From Data to Information

Business intelligence and its role in higher education today
 

The Economy and Student Financial Aid

Troubling trends—and the silver lining
 

Breaking the Deadlock: Unifying Our Federal Student Loan Programs

The recent credit crunch that destabilized the mortgage market and leaked to student loans, along with a heightened public awareness of the impacts of student debt, has brought to light the very real need for student loan reform. As we watched the events of the past few months unfold, the higher education community has been forced to face the fact that the dislocation in the credit markets could pose a real threat to the delivery of student aid.

Market Meltdowns and Endowment Allocation

Strategies for new market realities
 

Learning to Thrive: The University as Developer

Reasons to consider real estate development now—and how to get started
 

A USA TODAY HEADLINE states, “Tuition Hikes Will Ease.” The article opens, “The price tag for college tuition is continuing to climb this year, but experts are predicting less sticker shock than in the past two years.”

HEOA and the Life of an Aid Officer

What the impact of this new legislation will be for financial aid offices
 

HEA Finally Gains Reauthorization

Concerns over reporting requirements one major reaction
 

AT LAST--AFTER SIX YEARS, three Congresses, and 14 extensions of the existing law, the House and Senate finally agreed to legislation reauthorizing the Higher Education Act, and in August President George W. Bush signed it.

Maximizing Financial Aid for Veterans

What administrators can do to help veterans take advantage of education benefits
 

BILLIONS OF DOLLARS IN new veteran education benefits will be available next year. The challenge is getting veterans to take advantage of all the benefits available to them.

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