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While the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act (GLBA) affects all institutions, those that participate in Title IV programs face additional information security requirements.

Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act: What Higher Ed Institutions Need to Do

Given the increasing and rapidly changing risk, cybersecurity should be a key focus for all higher education institutions. Institutions collect and store a wide variety of data across many departments, ranging from health and financial information to intellectual property. Students and their families, employees, and the general public have high expectations for how your institution […]

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Perkins loan disbursements are now prohibited.

Perkins: Do We Liquidate, or Do We Wait?

June 30, 2018 has passed, and according to the Dear Colleague Letter 17-10, additional Perkins loan disbursements are now prohibited. Here are some factors to consider as your institution of higher education weighs the costs and benefits of liquidation. Q: What is liquidation? A: Liquidation is the process of assigning ALL loans to the United States Department […]

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To start offering Title IV financial aid, proper audits and candidate or accredited status are key.

How Colleges Can Start Offering Title IV Financial Aid Programs: Gaining Candidacy or Full Accreditation Is Just the Beginning

Your Board of Trustees has determined that your institution should offering Title IV financial aid, but many questions remain. Examples of such questions are: Are we required to participate in the student loan programs or can we just participate in the Federal Pell Grant Program? We are a new institution. How long do we have […]

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Among the student aid myths sometimes believed in Christian colleges are ones suggesting the government will tell the school that it cannot teach from a Biblical worldview.

Federal Student Aid Myths That Christian Colleges Believe

We are frequently asked, “How will my institution be negatively affected by participating in the Higher Education Act Title IV student financial assistance programs?” Student aid myths abound. Many negative tales are spread by well-meaning people that convince some institutions to not participate in these programs. We have even heard of college presidents, directors, and […]

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iI is important that we do everything possible to be securing records.

Securing Records Before the Storm

Are you prepared? Have you been adequately securing records? Do you have a disaster recovery plan? What would happen to you, your institution, and your students in the event of a disaster? While the nation is recovering from the most recent storms—Harvey, Irma, and Maria—we reflected on our preparedness at Weber & Associates. We know […]

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