Navigate the Complex and Evolving Regulatory Landscape
Recently proposed regulations and a new round of negotiated rulemaking by the U.S. Department of Education (ED) may complicate the already daunting online, hyflex, hybrid and distance learning compliance and reporting obligations that burden institutions. To add to the confusion, the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA) is also preparing to make potentially significant updates to its policies which could impact the out-of-state activities of participating institutions.
Is your institution prepared to shoulder the additional reporting and disclosure requirements based on the new financial value transparency framework that would calculate debt-to-earning rates based on inputs provided by you for all Title IV programs?
Gather your faculty, staff, campus leadership and other key stakeholders and our expert presenters will guide you through how the recently proposed federal regulations may impact your distance education and residential programs with out-of-state components. They will help you understand that it’s more than just Gainful Employment programs affected and could label your programs “low-earning” or “high-debt-burden” if certain thresholds are not met and how to advocate on behalf of your institution and students to ensure your programs are not negatively impacted.
These changes are intended to help ensure students and prospective students can make more informed decisions. However, they add a significant obligation to all institutions of higher education participating in federal student aid programs. Position your institution to better understand and fulfill the compliance and reporting obligations expected by ED and NC-SARA.
You will gain crucial and actionable takeaways that will help you:
- Understand how the recently proposed federal regulations may impact distance education programs and residential programs with out-of-state components – gain the most up-to-date insight on the major changes to the online learning regulatory framework so that you can remain compliant.
- Position your campus to better understand and fulfill the compliance and reporting obligations expected by ED and NC-SARA – develop defensible procedures and safeguards that mitigate financial and reputational risk to your institution.
- Prepare for additional reporting and disclosure requirements based on the new financial value transparency framework that calculates debt-to-earnings rates based on inputs for all Title IV programs – ensure your programs are successful and avoid “low-earning” or “high-debt-burden” thresholds and a negative impact to your institution's educational offerings.
- Identify strategies for compliance operations and communications in more complex and decentralized institutional settings – be proactive in positioning your institution for new reporting and compliance responsibilities that may be implemented this year.
- Foster an institutional comfort level to follow and actively participate in current and future ED negotiated rulemaking and NC-SARA policy modification cycles – adopt a more proactive stance towards policy changes and advocate on behalf of your programs and institution.
Ricky LaFosse Esq. is currently the Associate Director for Compliance and Policy at the University of Michigan's Center for Academic Innovation.
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Erika G. Swain currently serves as the Assistant Director for Compliance and Authorization at the University of Colorado Boulder.
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