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Foreign Influence Reporting

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Section 117 of the Higher Education Act requires institutions to report that any gift or contract payment (or combination of payments) received from a foreign source exceeding $250,000, in whole or in part, within a calendar year, must be disclosed to the Secretary of Education at the United States Department of Education (ED) on January 31 or July 31, whichever is sooner.

See the following policy document for more information:

Foreign Influence-Section 117 Compliance Reporting Policy


Reporting Requirements

UWL departments are expected to make reasonable efforts to determine if an entity they are engaged in a transaction with is a foreign source. Business Services offers two questionnaires below that can be provided by departments to an entity to aid in determining whether the entity is a foreign source or not. Completed questionnaires should be retained by departments for their own records but any positive determinations of a foreign source transaction should be communicated to Business Services via email to using the appropriate form below.

Foreign Source Data Collection Form - Individuals

Foreign Source Data Collection form - Organizations

Foreign Transaction Reporting Form