NC-SARA’s Update on U.S. Department of Education’s Newly Released Proposed Regulations

Updated by on Fri, 05/19/2023 - 15:06

On Friday May 19, 2023, the U.S. Department of Education released proposed regulations coming out of the spring 2022 negotiated rulemaking sessions. Language that was proposed that would potentially impact State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (SARA) has been modified since then and now reads:

§ 668.14(32)(iii)

(32) In each State in which the institution is located or in which students enrolled by the institution are located, as determined at the time of initial enrollment in accordance with 34 CFR 600.9(c)(2), the institution must determine that each program eligible for title IV, HEA program funds

(iii)Complies with all State consumer protection laws related to closure, recruitment, and misrepresentations, including both generally applicable State laws and those specific to educational institutions;

The public comment period on these proposed regulations is open now; comments are due on or before June 20, 2023.

NC-SARA is facilitating a broad group of stakeholders to analyze the potential impact on SARA-participating institutions and member states. We will share more information by email, on our Call to Action webpage, and by hosting an informational webinar soon. Please stay tuned!