Higher Education Federal Laws & Regulations

An organization called the Higher Education Compliance Alliance (HECA) has created a website that provides a listing 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 in a sortable interface.

Higher Education Compliance Alliance Compliance Matrix

The information provided in the matrix was compiled from publicly-available government agency websites and relevant secondary sources, including resources from the following National Association of College and University Attorneys (NACUA) member institutions: Catholic University of America, University of Florida, Georgia College and State University, Kent State University, North Carolina State University, State University of New York (SUNY), University of Vermont, and Washington & Lee University.

Please note that the information contained on the HECA website is for general guidance only and is not intended, nor can it be relied upon, as legal advice.  The site is intended to be an informational clearinghouse for laws, rules, and regulations that may impact colleges and universities.  While HECA make every effort to provide updated information, there may be delays or omissions on this site, given the volume and rapid change of laws, rules and regulations.