Federal Register Monday, Dec. 19, 2016, Vol. 81 No. 243 34 CFR Parts 600 and 668 Program Integrity and Improvement; Proposed Rules outlines new rules requiring educational institutions to disclose specific information related to distance education and correspondence programs.
§668.50 Institutional Disclosures for Distance or Correspondence Programs (DE) requires institutions provide ten (10) disclosures; seven (7) general disclosures for the public and three (3) individualized disclosures to prospective and enrolled students.
§668.50(b)(1) State Authorization
Northern State University is committed to complying with other states' authorization regulations. The interactive map below identifies NSU authorization status for each individual state or U.S. Territory.
Map is continuously updated.
§668.50(b)(5) Adverse Actions initiated by an Accrediting Agency
As of April 17, 2017, Northern State University distance education programs have no previous, current, or pending adverse actions initiated by any accrediting agencies.
§668.50(c)(1)(i) Prior to prospective student enrollment – determination of student home state PLC pre-education requirements.
§668.50(c)(1)(ii)(A) Each enrolled and prospective student - Adverse Actions initiated by a state or accrediting agency – 30-day notification
§668.50(c)(1)(ii)(B) Each enrolled and prospective student – Program ceases to meet PLC pre-education requirements – 14-day notification
Individual Disclosure Acknowledgement
§668.50(c)(2) “For a prospective student who received disclosure under paragraph (c)(1)(i) of this sections and who subsequently enrolls in the program, the institution must receive acknowledgement from that student that the student received the disclosure and be able to demonstrate it received the student’s acknowledgement.”
Northern State University has been approved by South Dakota to participate in the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements. NC-SARA is a voluntary, regional approach to state oversight of postsecondary distance education.