ERIC Number: ED455727
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
The Blue Book: Accounting, Recordkeeping, and Reporting by Postsecondary Educational Institutions for Federally Funded Student Financial Aid Programs.
Department of Education, Washington, DC.
This book provides guidance to school business office personnel who handle fiscal recordkeeping, accounting, and reporting functions for federal Title IV student financial aid programs authorized by the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended. It provides a technical resource for Title IV management responsibilities that are shared among various administrative offices in a school, and it contains general information about Title IV programs, policies, and procedures that are useful to all institutional personnel who administer and manage Title IV programs. This edition places special emphasis on the benefits and challenges of managing Title IV programs electronically. The chapters are: (1) "The Student Financial Aid Programs"; (2) "General Institutional Responsibilities"; (3)"Obtaining Authorization for Campus-Based Funding"; (4) "Requesting, Managing, and Returning Title IV Funds"; (5) "Accounting Procedures for Title IV Programs"; (6) "Title IV Reporting, NSLDS, Audit, Program Review, and Guaranty Agency Procedures. The first three chapters are aimed at anybody who needs some background and introductory information on Title IV programs; the second three chapters are for those who need more in-depth information. Four appendixes contain a glossary, a list of common acronyms, a list of other publications that support the information in the "Blue Book," and a list of contacts for technical information. (SLD)
Descriptors: Accounting, Compliance (Legal), Educational Legislation, Federal Legislation, Federal Programs, Federal Regulation, Financial Support, Government School Relationship, Grants, Higher Education, Management Information Systems, Program Administration, Recordkeeping, Student Financial Aid, Student Loan Programs
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Higher Education Act Title IV