Posted Date: June 12, 2019

Author:  Office of Postsecondary Education

Subject: Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on the Regulations Governing the Recognition of Accrediting Agencies and Other Topics

On June 12, 2019, the U.S. Department of Education published a notice in the Federal Register proposing to amend the regulations governing the Department’s recognition of accrediting agencies.

The Secretary also proposes to amend the Student Assistance General Provisions regulations to revise the State authorization requirements for institutions offering distance education or correspondence courses and remove the regulations related to the Robert C. Byrd Honors Scholarship Program, which has not been funded in many years.

You may submit comments on the proposed regulations electronically through

We must receive your comments no later than Friday, July 12, 2019.


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