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ED/OPE RIN: 1840-AD38 Publication ID: Spring 2018 
Title: ●Ensuring Student Access to High Quality and Innovative Postsecondary Educational Programs 
Abstract:

The Department proposes to create and amend, through negotiated rulemaking, regulations relating to institutional eligibility and operations for participation in Federal student financial aid under title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended, including those relating to credit hour, competency-based education, direct assessment programs, and regular and substantive interaction between faculty and students in the delivery of distance education programs, in order to promote greater access for students to high-quality, innovative programs of postsecondary education.

 
Agency: Department of Education(ED)  Priority: Economically Significant 
RIN Status: First time published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Prerule Stage 
Major: Yes  Unfunded Mandates: Undetermined 
EO 13771 Designation: Other 
CFR Citation: Not Yet Determined     (To search for a specific CFR, visit the Code of Federal Regulations.)
Legal Authority: 20 U.S.C. 3474    20 U.S.C. 1221e-3    20 U.S.C. 1011 et seq.   
Legal Deadline:  None
Timetable:
Action Date FR Cite
Notice of Intention to Commence Negotiated Rulemaking  06/00/2018 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined  Government Levels Affected: Undetermined 
Federalism: Undetermined 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Lynn Mahaffie
Department of Education
Office of Postsecondary Education
Room 4060, 400 Maryland Avenue SW,
Washington, DC 20202
Phone:202 453-6914

Gail McLarnon
Department of Education
Office of Postsecondary Education
Room 8026, 1990 K Street NW,
Washington, DC 20006-8502
Phone:202 453-6914