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ED/OPE RIN: 1840-AD38 Publication ID: Spring 2020 
Title: Ensuring Student Access to High Quality and Innovative Postsecondary Educational Programs 

The Department proposed 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: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Proposed Rule Stage 
Major: Yes  Unfunded Mandates: No 
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
Action Date FR Cite
Notice of Intention to Commence Negotiated Rulemaking  07/31/2018  83 FR 36814   
NPRM  04/02/2020  85 FR 18638   
NPRM Comment Period End  05/04/2020 
Final Rule  08/00/2020 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined  Government Levels Affected: Undetermined 
Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: Yes 
Public Comment URL:  
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:202 453-7862