Powers education attorneys Nick Michiels and Dan Brozovic will present at the May 2022 Eastern Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (EASFAA) Conference.
Their session will cover federal reviews of institutional compliance with Title IV federal student aid regulations and Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (“HEERF”) standards.
Nick and Dan will detail the process behind U.S. Department of Education reviews and compliance audits (including HEERF audits) and provide best practices to position institutions for success when facing a review or audit. The discussion will address how to prepare for and navigate the process, what happens when a review team is on campus, and common findings and areas of focus for the Department and auditors. While the goal is preventing findings, the session will also cover best practices for responding to findings and options to contest final findings.
Nick and Dan’s presentation will take place at 11:15 am on Monday, May 16th and again at 9:45 am on Tuesday, May 17th.
Nick Michiels and Dan Brozovic are Principals in the Powers Education Practice Group. They advise postsecondary institutions, service providers and investors regarding compliance with state, federal, and accrediting agency standards. They also represent postsecondary entities in audit and program review proceedings before the U.S. Department of Education, and in transactions regulated by education regulatory agencies. Nick can be reached at Nick.Michiels@PowersLaw.com and 202-872-6727, and Dan can be reached at Dan.Brozovic@PowersLaw.com and 202-349-4250.