Government Affairs

UPCEA Joins Multiple Distance Ed Orgs to Offer State Authorization Comments

August 24, 2016

UPCEA co-signed, with a coalition of other organizations with a direct interest in distance education, a letter commenting on the Department of Education’s proposed regulations on state authorization. UPCEA joined along with five other non-profit organizations garnering a collective total of more than 1,000 institutions innovating in offering distance education, the leading organization in higher education information technology (more than 2,000 institutions), the national organization of financial aid professionals (approximately 3,000 institutions), and one of the premier providers of educational technologies and services. Beyond institutions, our memberships include other non-profit organizations, state agencies, accreditors, and corporations. All of the partners are interested in the development and delivery of high-quality distance education programs. Our collective advocacy shows how important this issue is to us, our members, and other organizations involved in distance education.

Click here to view the letter submitted to the Department of Education.

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