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Final Federal Regulations for State Authorization Released!

Published by: Lindsey Rae Downs | 11/4/2019

Without a moment to spare, on Friday, November 1, 2019, the Federal Register shared the release of the long awaited 2019 Final Federal Regulations with the official and concise title: Student Assistance General Provisions, The Secretary’s Recognition of Accrediting Agencies, […]

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UNLV Pays a Cost for Not Notifying Students about Charges for Proctoring Services

Published by: Lindsey Rae Downs | 10/17/2018

Cheryl Dowd, Director of the State Authorization Network, and I have been presenting this summer about the status of the federal state authorization regulation. In those presentations we remind people about other federal regulations that remain in place. The one […]

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The Announcement of the Delay was Delayed, but the Result is a Delay!

Published by: Lindsey Rae Downs | 7/5/2018

When is a “delay” not a delay? The Department of Education’s latest regulation on state authorization went into effect on July 1. The Department wanted to announce a delay of the effective date before last Sunday. They missed that deadline. […]

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Higher Education Act – Innovations, Definitions, and State Authorization

Published by: Lindsey Rae Downs | 3/15/2018

When passed in 1965, the Higher Education Act (HEA) was intended to “to strengthen the educational resources of our colleges and universities and to provide financial assistance for students in postsecondary and higher education.” Updated or “reauthorized” several times since […]

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Federal Student Complaint Requirements – Is Your Institution in Compliance Today?

Published by: Lindsey Rae Downs | 8/15/2017

Does your institution have a well designed, easily understood, and compliant complaint process? Today we welcome Cheryl Dowd, Director of the State Authorization Network, and Jennifer L. Parks, Director, Midwestern State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (M-SARA), to review the federal student […]

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