The Higher Education Compliance Alliance
was created by the National Association of College and University Attorneys (NACUA), in partnership with thirty other higher education associations, to provide the higher education community with a centralized repository of information and resources for compliance with federal laws and regulations.

HECA Announcements

Welcome to the Higher Education Compliance Alliance (HECA) web site. Please visit the About Us page to learn more about HECA and its partnering associations.

Compliance Matrix

The Compliance Matrix has been updated! The HECA Compliance Matrix provides a comprehensive list of key federal laws and regulations governing colleges and universities. It includes a brief summary of each law, applicable reporting deadlines, and links to additional resources. While several new and amended entries have been added, the matrix will continue to undergo a thorough review over the next couple of months.

HECA Quarterly Review

It is time again for HECA's quarterly review of materials. If you are a HECA liaison, please be on the lookout for an email detailing the review process and deadlines.

Compliance News

Final Rule on Program Integrity and Improvement Corrections
04/07/2016 U.S. Department of Education

Final Rule on Improving and Expanding Training Opportunities for F-1 Nonimmigrant Students with STEM Degrees and Cap-Gap Relief for All Eligible F-1 Students
03/10/2016 U.S. Department of Homeland Security

Comments on New Safeguarding Requirements in the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulations System
03/07/2016 AAU and COGR

Comments on Section 1201 of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act
03/04/2016 AAU, APLU, and EDUCAUSE

Response Letter from Catherine Lhamon to Chairman Lankford Regarding Title IX Sub-regulatory Guidance
02/19/2016 U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights