College Foreign Gift and Contract Report

Over 30 years ago, Congress enacted Section 117 of the Higher Education Act of 1965 (HEA) in light of concerns about the growing financial relationship between U.S. universities and foreign sources.  Congress balanced academic freedom and national security by mandating financial transparency through required reporting of contracts with and gifts from a foreign source that, alone or combined, are valued at $250,000 or more in a calendar year.  Additional information related to Section 117 can be found on the Department’s website

The data below reflects all reportable transactions disclosed by Title IV institutions through the updated reporting portal that became available on June 22, 2020.  Historic disclosure reports are available here. All data is self-reported by institutions. To download the full set data Click Here

*Walden University and Schiller International University – Non-U.S. Owned/Controlled Institutions

Questions and Comments

If you have questions about the Department’s Section 117 efforts or information you wish to provide on related issues, please send to:


U.S. Department of Education
Office of the General Counsel
Attn: HEA Section 117 Reporting
400 Maryland Avenue, S.W.
Washington, DC 20202