Policy and Guidance Info

Importance of Accurate Direct Loan and Enrollment Reporting to Prevent Loss of Subsidy

Importance of Accurate Direct Loan and Enrollment Reporting to Prevent Loss of Subsidy

It is important that schools accurately report a borrower’s Direct Loan (Direct Subsidized Loans, Direct Unsubsidized Loans, and Direct PLUS Loans) information to the COD System and enrollment information to NSLDS to ensure that Subsidized Usage and interest subsidy status can be calculated correctly.

SUNY Releases Custom “Sexual Assault & Violence Resources (SAVR)” to Support Victims

SUNY Releases Custom “Sexual Assault & Violence Resources (SAVR)” to Support Victims

Following Governor Andrew M. Cuomo’s announcement today of a public awareness campaign to educate students about “Enough is Enough,” the State University of New York has released two new web-based tools to support victims of sexual assault or interpersonal violence, whether the victim attends a SUNY school or lives in any one of New York State’s communities.

Governor Cuomo Launches "Enough Is Enough" Public Awareness Campaign to Educate Students on New Law Combatting Sexual Violence on College Campuses

Governor Cuomo Launches "Enough Is Enough" Public Awareness Campaign to Educate Students on New Law Combatting Sexual Violence on College Campuses

Governor Cuomo kicked off the Enough is Enough awareness campaign to highlight the State’s new law to combat sexual violence on college campuses, which takes effect this semester. As part of the campaign, Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul and Special Advisor Christine Quinn will be visiting campuses statewide to meet with students, faculty and staff and discuss the new law, and distribute informational cards that promote facts about the initiative, as well as students’ rights and protections under the law. 

AACRAO: Form 1098-T Reporting

Last month, Congress approved the fast-track trade authority legislation, which included language that would establish a safe harbor from Internal Revenue Service (IRS) penalty notices for missing Taxpayer Identification Numbers (TINs).

Governor Cuomo Signs "Enough Is Enough" Legislation to Combat Sexual Assault on College and University Campuses

Governor Cuomo Signs "Enough Is Enough" Legislation to Combat Sexual Assault on College and University Campuses

Governor Cuomo signed his “Enough is Enough” legislation to combat sexual assault on college and university campuses statewide. The new law requires all colleges to adopt a set of comprehensive procedures and guidelines, including a uniform definition of affirmative consent, a statewide amnesty policy, and expanded access to law enforcement to ensure the safety of all students attending colleges in New York State.

Governor Cuomo, Majority Leader Flanagan and Speaker Heastie Announce Agreement on "Enough Is Enough" Legislation to Combat Sexual Violence on College Campuses

Governor Cuomo, Majority Leader Flanagan and Speaker Heastie Announce Agreement on "Enough Is Enough" Legislation to Combat Sexual Violence on College Campuses

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo, Senate Majority Leader John Flanagan and Assembly Speaker Carl E. Heastie today announced that a three-way agreement has been reached on the “Enough is Enough” legislation to combat sexual assault on college campuses in New York State.

SUNY Board Calls for Expanded Applied Learning Opportunities for Students

SUNY Board Calls for Expanded Applied Learning Opportunities for Students

The State University of New York Board of Trustees, in accordance with the 2015-16 New York State Budget, today adopted a resolution calling for SUNY to collaboratively develop a plan to ensure that all students enrolled in an academic program have access to an applied or experiential learning opportunity, such as co-operative education, internships, service learning, research, community service, study abroad, and clinical placements.

150% Direct Subsidized Loan Limit: Announcement #17 - Misreporting of Data to COD and NSLDS

150% Direct Subsidized Loan Limit: Announcement #17 - Misreporting of Data to COD and NSLDS

FSA has determined that many schools are misreporting (1) academic year dates to the Common Origination and Disbursement (COD) System and (2) program length to both COD and to the National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS).

Final Rules Released for Clery Act Changes

Final Rules Released for Clery Act Changes

The Obama Administration announced publication of the final rules implementing changes made to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act) by the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013 (VAWA)

Important Updates to NSLDS Enrollment Reporting Requirements

Important Updates to NSLDS Enrollment Reporting Requirements

The Department of Education has just released updated guidance on enrollment reporting in the National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS) via a new Dear Colleague Letter: GEN-14-17.