Tag: State Authorization

ED Reinstates Title IV Eligibility to California Students

Nancy Anderson, Mike Goldstein and Paul Thompson

The Department of Education has withdrawn its directive to deny federal financial aid eligibility to California students enrolled in online courses offered by out-of-state public and nonprofit universities.

Department Announces California Residents at Out-of-State Public and Nonprofit Institutions Ineligible for Federal Student Aid

Nancy Anderson, Mike Goldstein and Paul Thompson

The Department of Education announced yesterday that California residents enrolled in distance education programs at out-of-state public and nonprofit institutions will be ineligible from receiving federal student aid.

Neg Reg Expands Professional Licensure Disclosure Rules in Consensus on State Authorization

Nancy Anderson, Caitlyn Shelby and Paul Thompson

The Negotiated Rulemaking committee reached consensus on revisions to the Department of Education’s state authorization rules, drawing on provisions in the 2016 state authorization rule.

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.

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.

Accreditation and Innovation Neg Reg Opens to Controversy over Significant ED Proposals

Jay Vaughan, Mike Goldstein, Naomi Harralson May and Caitlyn Shelby

The US Department of Education and the panel of 20-plus negotiators this week concluded their first round of discussions on a sweeping set of proposed new rules affecting the regulation of accrediting bodies, distance education and other matters.

Misconceptions About State Regulation of Non-Traditional Providers

Nancy Anderson, Mike Goldstein and Paul Thompson

Every state has laws governing entities offering education within its borders, but those laws – and how they are enforced – vary dramatically from state to state, as well as by the level and type of education offered and the nature of the offering entity. We’ve put together a list of key misconceptions that can create legal challenges for alternative education providers at the state level.

ED Begins Authorization for Foreign Locations of Domestic Institutions

Nancy Anderson, Paul Thompson and Mike Goldstein

On June 29, the Department of Education announced the portion of the proposed distance education rule relating to authorization of foreign locations of domestic institutions went into effect on July 1, 2018.

Once Again, Implementation of the Distance Education Rule Is Delayed – This Time to 2020

Nancy Anderson, Paul Thompson and Mike Goldstein

The Department of Education announced today that it will delay the effective date of the state authorization for distance education rule from July 1, 2018, to July 1, 2020.

The State Authorization Rule Still Lives – Be Ready

Greg Ferenbach and Nancy Anderson

The Department’s state authorization for distance education rule is slated to go into effect July 1, 2018. Institutions should start preparing now.

State Authorization and Licensing: Recent Developments and Trends to Watch

Greg Ferenbach and Nancy Anderson

State authorization requirements, particularly for online education programs, remain in flux even as more states join the state reciprocity compact, known as SARA, which applies to accredited institutions.

March 28 Deadline Looms for Online Schools to Obtain Authorization in New York

Nancy Anderson, Greg Ferenbach, Mike Goldstein and Paul Thompson

Last September, the New York Board of Regents issued new regulations requiring all degree-granting out-of-state institutions seeking to enroll New York residents in their online programs to obtain authorization from the Board.