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Monthly Updates (July)

July 22, 2019 - USED provided guidance regarding now effective 34 CFR 600.9(c)(2).  "under the 2016 regulation now in effect, students residing in California receiving distance education or correspondence courses from out-of-state public or non-profit institutions are ineligible for title IV programs until such time as the State of California provides those institutions with an appropriate complaint process or enters into a reciprocity agreement".

June 24, 2019 - USED files Notice of Appeal for U.S.District Court ruling of vacatur of the delay of the 2016 Federal Regulations. The Department must file its brief by August 23, 2019.

June 12, 2019 - USED releases Proposed Federal Regulations for public comment.  (Comment Deadline July 12, 2019) SAN Comment.

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

No August Open Forum!  Be back in September!!  - 2nd Tuesday of each month.  Time: 10AM Alaska, 11AM Pacific, Noon Mountain, 1PM Central, 2PM Eastern; Link: https://wiche.zoom.us/j/9421225612Opportunity for ALL members to participate in a 30 minute “link in” and ask questions about the designated topic to the monthly expert.  

SAN Advanced Topics Workshop - Oct 1 - 2, 2019; St. Louis, MO; Update on HEA & Federal Rulemaking: The Impact on Institutional Compliance; Waitlist information here!  SOLD OUT!  

NEW!  SAN Podcasts    June Subject:  What is the purpose and why should one care about higher education regulations?  Special guest:  Russ Poulin, Executive Director, WCET and Vice President for Technology Enhanced Education, WICHE.  June Podcast available here!  

July Podcast coming soon!  We would like you to submit your questions here in advance for our Special guest:  Megan Raymond, Director, Progams and Sponsorship.  She will chat with us about the benefit of attending the WCET Annual meeting in November and membership to WCET.



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