The Higher Education Compliance Alliance
was created by the National Association of College and University Attorneys (NACUA), in partnership with thirty other higher education associations, to provide the higher education community with a centralized repository of information and resources for compliance with federal laws and regulations.

Featured resources

White House Task Force Guide for Preventing and Addressing Campus Sexual Misconduct

Survey of Institutions' Responses to the Fair Labor Standards Act Injunction

Dear Colleague Letter on Ensuring Safe, Inclusive, and Supportive Campus Environments
U.S. Department of Education

What Keeps Lawyers Awake at Night?

EDUCAUSE IT Governance, Risk, and Compliance Program

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Compliance News

Executive Order Protecting The Nation From Foreign Terrorist Entry Into The United States
03/27/2017 The White House

Announcement of the Withdrawal of Dear Colleague Letter on Repayment Agreements and Liability for Collection Costs on Federal Family Education Loan Program Loans
03/16/2017 U.S. Department of Education

Rule on Applicable Dates for Gainful Employment Appeal and Compliance
03/10/2017 U.S. Department of Education

Financial Responsibility Composite Scores
03/09/2017 U.S. Dept. of Education

USCIS Announcement Temporarily Suspending Premium Processing for H-1B Petitions
03/03/2017 U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services