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Department of Ed Releases Draft Regulatory Language on State Authorization

On April 16, the U.S. Department of Education (ED) released the proposal drafted by an ED-appointed negotiated rulemaking committee that would require a higher education institution to have state authorization to offer postsecondary education in each state in which it enrolls students eligible for Title IV financial aid. As we previously reported, the 15-person panel was created by ED to discuss how institutions can apply and qualify for student aid programs. For more information, we encourage you to follow the WICHE Cooperative for Educational Technologies’ (WCET) Russ Poulin as he continues to report on the issue from his vantage point as a member of the negotiated rulemaking committee:

April 27 – State Authorization – Changes Proposed to Regulatory Language at April Meeting

April 16 – State Authorization – Proposed Regulatory Language from Department of Education

April 7 – Proposed State Authorization Regulations (Second Set): Provide your Feedback

March 24 – Proposed State Authorization Regulations: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

March 20 – Proposed Federal State Authorization Language: Provide your Input


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