Laws & Guidance HIGHER EDUCATION
1998 Amendments to Higher Education Act of 1965
P.L. 105-244

TITLE IV--STUDENT ASSISTANCE

PART H--PROGRAM INTEGRITY

SEC. 491. STATE ROLE AND RESPONSIBILITIES.

Part H of title IV (20 U.S.C. 1099a et seq.) is amended by--

(1) striking the heading of such part and inserting the following:

`PART H--PROGRAM INTEGRITY';

(2) by amending subpart 1 (20 U.S.C. 1099a et seq.) to read as follows:

`Subpart 1--State Role

`SEC. 495. STATE RESPONSIBILITIES.

`(a) STATE RESPONSIBILITIES- As part of the integrity program authorized by this part, each State, through one State agency or several State agencies selected by the State, shall--

`(1) furnish the Secretary, upon request, information with respect to the process for licensing or other authorization for institutions of higher education to operate within the State;

`(2) notify the Secretary promptly whenever the State revokes a license or other authority to operate an institution of higher education; and

`(3) notify the Secretary promptly whenever the State has credible evidence that an institution of higher education within the State--

`(A) has committed fraud in the administration of the student assistance programs authorized by this title; or

`(B) has substantially violated a provision of this title.

`(b) INSTITUTIONAL RESPONSIBILITY- Each institution of higher education shall provide evidence to the Secretary that the institution has authority to operate within a State at the time the institution is certified under subpart 3.'.

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