State Authorization – Proposed Regulatory Language from Department of Education

The U.S. Department of Education’s Negotiated Rulemaking Committee is discussing the return of the federal regulation requiring institutions to be authorized in each state in which it enrolls students eligible for Title IV financial aid. The Committee meets next week for what is supposed to be its final chance to discuss this issue.  Today (April […]

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Proposed State Authorization Regulations (Second Set): Provide Your Feedback

April 7, 2014 Provide your input on some proposed federal regulations regarding state authorization and distance education. If you are concerned, inform the Department of Education. The U.S. Department of Education’s Negotiated Rulemaking Committee is discussing the possible return of the federal regulation requiring institutions to be authorized in each state in which it enrolls […]

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Putting a Student Face on Not Complying with State Authorization

In talking to institutions about state authorization, we often get asked about the consequences to the institution for not complying with the regulations.  Rarely do we get asked about the impact on students.  We became aware of some instances where students were directly impacted by state authorization and wanted to share their stories. Meet Claudia […]

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Ignoring state authorization? How long can you tread water?

As part of our coverage of the state authorization issue, we at WCET have met several regulators charged with enforcing those rules.  We asked Alan Contreras, who recently retired from Oregon’s Office of Degree Authorization and is now a higher education consultant, to serve as guest blogger and to answer a question we get asked […]

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