HEOA Compliance Obligations

When a college or university participates in federal financial aid programs - as almost all institutions do - the institution agrees to follow the terms set forth in the Program Participation Agreement, including the myriad disclosure requirements set forth in 20 U.S.C. § 1092. Institutions are required to disclose information on everything from college costs, graduation data and other consumer information, to emergency procedures and fire safety reports. While the reporting and disclosure requirements are burdensome, the resources below can serve as a tool to help institutions prioritize and organize their reporting and disclosures required under the HEOA.

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Resource Pages


Non-regulatory Guidance on Flexibility and Waivers for Grantees and Program Participants Impacted by Federally Declared Disasters
U.S. Department of Education

Emerging Issues in Federal Higher Education Law: A Brief Guide for Administrators and Faculty
NACUA, University of Southern California

Recalibrating Regulation of Colleges and Universities: Report of the Task Force on Federal Regulation of Higher Education

Key HEOA Compliance Obligations
2009, Margaret L. O'Donnell, NACUA, Susan K. Hattan

Congressional Research Service Report: Reporting and Disclosure Requirements for Institutions of Higher Education to Participate in Federal Student Programs Under Title IV of the Higher Education Act
2009, David P. Smole

Implementing the Higher Education Opportunity Act - A Checklist for Business Officers
2009, NACUBO

U.S. Department of Education Summary of Required Consumer Disclosures
May 1 2012, U.S. Dept. of Education

U.S. Department of Education "Dear Colleague" Letter Summarizing the HEOA
2008, U.S. Dept. of Education

Information Required to Be Disclosed Under the Higher Education Act of 1965: Suggestions for Dissemination - A Supplemental Report
2011, Andrea Sykes, NPEC

Information Required to Be Disclosed Under the Higher Education Act of 1965: Suggestions for Dissemination. A Report by NPEC.
2009, NPEC

NACUANOTE: Federal Enforcement of Drug-Free Schools Regulations Likely to Increase
Josh Dermott, July 3 2012, NACUA

AACRAO HEOA Voter Registration Mandate Resource Page
2013, AACRAO

The Higher Education Act (HEA): A Primer