New Item on Top 10 Program Review Findings List

During its "Program Review Essentials and Top 10 Compliance Findings" interest session at the 2015 NASFAA Conference in New Orleans, the Department of Education (ED) presenter shared the top 10 program review findings. The usual suspects – verification, return of Title IV funds, and entrance/exit counseling deficiencies – were there, but a new item has appeared on the list.

The newest item on the program review findings top 10 list is drug abuse prevention program requirements not met. Specifically, program reviews identified the following deficiencies:

  • Failure to document drug prevention program policies;
  • Failure to distribute annual written information about drug prevention to students and employees;
  • Missing written statement about standards of conduct prohibiting unlawful possession;
  • Missing description of legal sanctions imposed under local, state, or federal law; and
  • Failure to provide a description of available drug and alcohol counseling and treatment programs.

Completing the Student Consumer Information section of NASFAA’s "Self-Evaluation Guide for Institutional Participation in the Title IV and Other Federal Programs" will help schools determine whether or not they are in compliance with the drug abuse prevention program requirements.

For highlights and summaries of key events and other sessions that were held at the 2015 National Conference in New Orleans, see our summaries page.


Publication Date: 8/3/2015

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