Benefits to States

  • Expands educational offerings to state residents.
  • Allows SARA states to focus on their home-state institutions, rather than on institutions from many other states.
  • Maintains state regulation of on-the-ground instruction offered by out-of-state institutions.
  • Other SARA states will help resolve complaints. (SARA states commit to resolving complaints stemming from distance education offered by their institutions.)
  • Reduces costs for institutions, lessening this particular need to raise fees and thereby supporting affordability.
  • No membership cost to states.