NC-SARA has applied to the IRS for 501(c)(3) non-profit status under the federal tax code. Securing that status will require several changes in operations; our goal is to make those changes without any inconvenience to SARA states and SARA institutions.
To ensure that the first round of institutional enrollment reporting will not be affected by these planned changes, SARA institutions’ enrollment reporting to NC-SARA will be postponed until May, 2016, one month following the conclusion of required reporting of fall 2015 enrollments to IPEDS. Additional details will be provided in early spring 2016.
On March 12, 2015, Senator Kirk Watson introduced SB 1470, which would authorize Texas to participate in the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA).
Higher Education needs a new way for states to oversee the delivery of postsecondary distance education.