Foreign location authorization rule appears on schedule for July 1 effective date

In the waning days of the Obama Administration, the U.S. Department of Education (ED) released final regulations regarding state authorization for distance education and foreign country authorization for certain locations outside the United States. In addition to authorization requirements, the regulations impose significant new disclosure obligations. The regulations are scheduled to go into effect on July 1, 2018. Although Congress and ED have taken action to repeal, delay, or amend certain other regulations promulgated during the Obama Administration, they have so far left this final rule untouched.

We addressed the distance education portion of the final rule in a previous education alert, released on March 7, 2018.

This alert addresses the key aspects of the final regulations related to authorization of foreign additional locations and branch campuses.​

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