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Monthly Updates (June)

June 12, 2019 - USED announces release of Proposed Federal Regulations including the state authorization related regulations.

May 15, 2019 - New NC-SARA President and CEO named:  Dr. Lori Williams.  View NC-SARA announcement here!  Welcome, Dr. Williams!

April 3, 2019 - U.S. Department of Education Press Release: announces consensus for negotiated rulemaking.

April 26, 2019 -  The U.S. District Court Judge orders vacatur of the delay of the December 2016 Federal Regulations for State Authorization that the Department had announced a delay of the July 2018 effective date until July 1, 2020. (effective date now May 26, 2019)

SAN Advanced Topics Workshop - Oct 1 - 2, 2019; St. Louis, MO; Update on HEA & Federal Rulemaking: The Impact on Institutional Compliance; Registration is Open!


Colorado Department of Labor and Employment ( Workers Compensation State Regulations:  C.R.S. 8-40-302(7) )

Federal Regulation Compliance Guidance to implement now effective 2016 Federal Regulations:  Greg Ferenbach & Jeannie Yockey-Fine

NC-SARA Website

SHEEO State Surveys - (No longer operating, please find links to state agencies below)

State Agency Quick Chart including Nursing and Teacher Education Boards - June 2019 update

Student Complaint Information by State and Agency - June 2019 update

List of Links to State Higher Education Approval Agencies (use this until The Guide is live!)

The Guide (coming soon to replace the SHEEO Surveys!)

WCET Frontiers 

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