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Recent Developments in State Authorization

Nancy Anderson, Paul Thompson and Mike Goldstein

Washington State, Oregon and New York have joined California in considering state legislation to fill perceived gaps in enforcement of federal regulations by the Department of Education.

At Long Last…ED Issues Guidance Regarding Implementation of the 2016 Borrower Defense to Repayment Rules

Kate Lee Carey

The Department of Education has issued guidance to institutions on the Borrower Defense to Repayment regulations.

Nonprofits Impacted by Proposed Legislation Aimed at For-Profit Institutions

Vince Sampson and Mike Goldstein

Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Senate Minority Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL) have introduced the PROTECT Students Act, which contains numerous provisions intended to target for-profit institutions; however, the collateral impact on independent institutions may be significant.

California Proposals Would Rewrite Rules for Many Nonprofit Institutions

Kate Lee Carey and Caitlyn Shelby

Part III in our series on the proposed bills in the California Assembly recaps two bills (AB1341 and AB1342) that would significantly affect both in-state and out-of-state nonprofit institutions and institutions considering a conversion to nonprofit status.

The College Admissions Scandal: Recognizing and Managing a Looming Risk

Travis LeBlanc, David Mills, Vince Sampson and Jay Vaughan

The nationwide indictments by the DOJ exposed the college admissions process to unprecedented scrutiny. Institutions of higher education should consider self-assessment and other proactive measures immediately.

California Jumps in with Sweeping Statutory Proposals – Part II (Registered Online Institutions and STRF)

Kate Lee Carey and Caitlyn Shelby

Part two in our series on the seven new bills a group of six California Assembly members have introduced focuses on registered online institutions and the California Student Tuition Recovery Fund.

California VA Agency Extends Comment Period

Kate Lee Carey and Caitlyn Shelby

The CSAAVE has extended the comment period on the proposed rulemaking until March 16.

California Jumps in With Sweeping Regulatory, Statutory Proposals Affecting VA Benefits, Other Issues

Kate Lee Carey and Caitlyn Shelby

California has introduced a legislative package of seven new bills that would substantially impact institutions operating in California under the approval of or through registration with the BPPE. This is the first in a series of blog posts on these bills.

Accreditation and Innovation Neg Reg Makes Slow Progress

Mike Goldstein, Naomi Harralson May and Caitlyn Shelby

The US Department of Education has extended the negotiated rulemaking process and walked back its most controversial proposals.

State Regulation for the Unregulated: Application Requirements for Alternative Providers

Nancy Anderson and Paul Thompson

With state authorization for degree-granting institutions mostly covered by NC-SARA, state regulators are increasingly focusing their enforcement efforts on those left out of SARA: nondegree, alternative providers.

Cooley Team at ABHES National Conference

Kate Lee Carey and Jay Vaughan

The Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES) National Conference on Allied Health Education is February 20-22 in Savannah, Georgia. Cooley lawyers, Jay Vaughan and Kate Lee Carey, will be speaking at the conference.

Redefining Student Success: Informing the Debate on Accreditation and Innovation

Robin Dasher-Alston and Mike Goldstein

The team of negotiators working on the Department of Education’s proposals for substantially revising rules affecting the accreditation process and encouraging innovation will have to face a very basic problem: defining “student success.”