The Department of Education is expected to announce a delay of State authorization rules this week following a draft Federal Register notice published over the weekend. Based on the notice, The Department will be delaying the implementation of state authorization rules scheduled to take effect on July 1, 2018, this time until July 1, 2020. Among the rules to be delayed:
CFR 600.2 – Definition of State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement
CFR 600.9 (c) – State Authorization Distance Education Regulations
CFR 668.2 – Definition of Distance Education
CFR 668.5 – Institutional Disclosures for Distance or Correspondence Program Regulations
According to the Draft Federal Register Notice expected to be released on Wednesday, the Department will not be delaying these rules for foreign schools including American institutions receiving Federal financial aid but operating in foreign locations. CFR 600.9 (d) – State authorization of foreign locations of domestic institution regulations remain in effect.