|HI||Signed into law 04/2014||Postsec.||Profitability as Means of Demonstrating Financial Integrity|
Repeals the requirement that a private college or university show that it maintains profitability as a means of demonstrating financial integrity to the department of commerce and consumer affairs. Repeals provision relating to procedures for complaints concer...
|AL||Signed into law 04/2014||P-12|
|Foreign Online Programs and Participation in Reciprocity Agreements|
Amends provisions relating to foreign nonprofit entities offering online programs of instruction. Provides for state participation in reciprocity agreements whereby colleges and universities of member states are allowed to operate, without additional state app...
|UT||Signed into law 04/2014||Postsec.||Postsecondary School State Authorization Act|
Enacts the Utah Postsecondary School State Authorization Act. Directs the division of consumer protection ("division") to administer and enforce provisions of the act, including:
- Making publicly available a list of postsecondary schools with current, valid ...
|WA||Signed into law 03/2014||Postsec.||Change from State Funding to Fee-based Program|
When a decision is being considered to change a degree program that is supported by state funding to a self-supporting, fee-based program, a public baccalaureate institution must: 1) publicly notify prospective students, including notification in admission off...
|NH||Adopted 10/2013||Postsec.||Degree Granting Higher Ed Institutions|
NH ADC Hedc 401.011- 408.01
Establishes an evaluation process for awarding degree-granting authority to higher education institutions with a physical presence in New Hampshire. Also provides a process for continuing review, disciplinary action and fees. Specifies requirements regarding e...
|OR||Signed into law 08/2013||Postsec.||Duties of Institutional Governing Boards|
Requires institutional governing boards to enter into an achievement compact with the Oregon Education Investment Board (OEIB). Charges governing board with (1) adopting a mission statement for the university and forwarding the statement to the Higher Educati...
|NH||Signed into law 07/2013||Postsec.||Student Tuition Guaranty Fund: Repeal|
Repeals the student tuition guaranty fund, which provided students enrolled in for-profit, career schools to receive resources from the state if said schools closed their doors. Upon repeal of the fund, requires disbursement of funds back to the career schools...
|OR||Signed into law 07/2013||Postsec.||Education Fees|
Previous legislation required the higher education coordinating commission ("commission") to impose fees for approval of an academic degree program to be on a 5-tiered graduated scale, from $1,000 for a certificate or for any partial degree program, to $5,500 ...
|HI||Signed into law 06/2013||Postsec.||Post-secondary Education Authorization Program|
Establishes the Post-secondary Education Authorization Program within the Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs. Provides powers and duties of the director of commerce and consumer affairs and the department of commerce and consumer affairs. Establishes ...
|HI||Passed 06/2013||Postsec.||Unaccredited Degree Granting Institutions|
Requesting the auditor to conduct a study of the potential regulation of unaccredied degree granting institutions in the state. http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/session2013/bills/SCR119_SD1_.pdf ...
|IN||Signed into law 05/2013||Postsec.||State Authorization of Postsecondary Institutions|
Provides that the executive officer of the commission for higher education may develop procedures for authorizing out-of-state public and nonprofit degree granting institutions to offer instructional or educational services or training in Indiana. Provides tha...
|TN||Signed into law 04/2013||Postsec.||State Authorization|
Exempts nonprofit, online universities from the Postsecondary Education Authorization Act if they a) offer online, competency-based education to adult students; b) are led by a chief executive located in Tennessee; and c) file a memoranda of operation with the...
|ND||Signed into law 04/2013||Postsec.||Authorizations to Operate Postsecondary Institutions|
Creates and enacts chapter 15-18.1 of the North Dakota Century Code, relating to authority of the state board of higher education to provide authorizations to operate postsecondary educational institutions offering instruction at the associate in arts level or...
|TX||Adopted 05/2012||Postsec.||Approval of Out-of-State Postsecondary Institutions Wanting to Offer Distance Education|
19 TAC 7.3, 14
Defines the meaning of a reciprocal state exemption agreement as it relates to out-of-state postsecondary institutions wanting to offer distance education in Texas. Provides a clearer understanding for out-of-state institutions to which certain rules apply. Al...
|TN||Signed into law 05/2012||Postsec.||Institutional Eligibility for Lottery Scholarship|
Permits a nonpublic postsecondary institution to remain eligible for lottery scholarship purposes if accredited by SACS, regardless of future statutory changes in the definition of nonpublic eligibility.
|LA||Adopted 05/2012||Postsec.||Standards for Out-of-State Institutions Wishing to Offer Teacher Education or Education Leadership Programs|
From May 2012 Louisiana Register: Requires licensed educational institutions wishing to offer teacher education or education leadership programs to meet the same program accreditation requirements as Louisiana's institutions to continue offering that program i...
|MN||Signed into law 05/2012||Postsec.||Omnibus - Higher Education|
Requires a public postsecondary institution to grant a waiver from the institution's required student health plan, if requested by a student.
Adds categories of students to the types of students who are not required, under current law, to have a statement of...