Third Party Servicers and Higher Education Institutions – How to Navigate the New DOE Guidance

The recently released Department of Education (DOE) guidance surrounding Third-Party Servicers (TPSs) for Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) proposes large-scale changes in how TPSs are defined. Massive speculation remains on the feasibility of HEIs to adjust and prepare by the current effective date of September 1, 2023.

Join the Schneider Downs team as we break down the DOE’s recent guidance and discuss ways to navigate the changing landscape of HEI expectations. Key takeaways will include:

  • An understanding of the recently issued DOE Dear Colleague Letter
  • The potential impacts on HEIs and TPSs
  • Action plans for engaging with TPSs

Your Schneider Downs presenters for this webinar will be:

  • Bill Deller – IT Risk Advisory Senior Manager
  • Melissa Gallo – IT Risk Advisory Consultant

Attendees qualify for 1 CPE credit, and a webinar replay will be made available to all registrants.

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About Schneider Downs Third-Party Risk Management
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