Episode 125: Higher Ed Speaks Out on Foreign Gifts Reporting Guidance, While ED Revises Standard Term Lengths

This week on "Off The Cuff," the team dives into a number of issues, including a recent community letter from more than two dozen higher education organizations calling into question the Department of Education's (ED) recent guidance on foreign gifts reporting. First, Allie gives the group a rundown of feedback from last week's episode, as members shared the most embarrassing ways they've been injured. At 5:23, Justin shares his experience on a recent trip to California for the CASFAA conference before heading to Las Vegas (7:20) for NASFAA's Board of Directors meeting. At 8:30, Rachel covers the background of the federal foreign gifts reporting requirement and why some institutions have come under fire by ED, while Justin expands on the community letter NASFAA joined 29 other organizations in submitting. At 17:28, Jill examines the final regulations on accreditation and state authorization and how the changes — including new disclosure requirements — will impact institutions. At 24:09, Justin and Jill cover more guidance from ED on revisions to standard term lengths, before the team poses a new listener question for the week: Do you think it's OK to decorate for the holidays before Thanksgiving?


Justin Draeger Jill Desjean Rachel Gentry Allie Bidwell
Justin Draeger
President & CEO

Jill Desjean
Policy Analyst

Rachel Gentry
Assistant Director of Federal Relations
Allie Bidwell Arcese
Managing Editor


Publication Date: 11/8/2019

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