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Updates on the U.S. Department of Education New “Program Integrity” Regulations

From WCET, By Russ Poulin

On October 29, 2010, the U.S. Department of Education (USDOE) released new “program integrity” regulations.  One of the regulations focused on the need for institutions to acquire authorization from any state in which it ‘operates.”  In a December 2010 webcast on this issue, Fred Sellers of the USDOE said that: “Under the Higher Education Act, for an institution in any State to be eligible to participate in Federal programs, it must be legally authorized by the State to provide postsecondary education.”  Note that, in this case, the term “Federal programs” applies to any federal funding, including federal financial aid programs.

Continued at: http://wcet.wiche.edu/advance/state-approval

Join the network: http://wcet.wiche.edu/advance/state-authorization-network

WCET blog: http://wcetblog.wordpress.com/2011/03/24/state-approval-trainwrecks

USDOE Language from the Federal Register: http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/2010/pdf/2010-14107.pdf

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