HIGHER EDUCATION
Negotiated Rulemaking for Higher Education 2009-10 - Team Two--Foreign School Issues

On November 1, 2010 the Department published in the Federal Register final regulations for Institutional Eligibility Under the Higher Education Act of 1965, the Student Assistance General Provisions, the Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program, and the William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program to implement provisions related to the eligibility of foreign institutions for participation in the Federal student aid programs that were added to the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended (HEA), by the Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008 (Pub. L. 110-315) (HEOA), as well as other provisions related to the eligibility of foreign institutions.

On July 20, 2010 the Department published in the Federal Register a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NRPM). Through this NPRM, the Secretary proposes to implement provisions related to the eligibility of foreign institutions for participation in the Federal student aid programs that were added to the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended (HEA), by the Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008 (HEOA), as well as other provisions related to the eligibility of a foreign institution by amending the regulations for Institutional Eligibility Under the Higher Education Act of 1965, the Student Assistance General Provisions, and the Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program.

List of Negotiators: download files MS Word (38K) | PDF (19K)

Session One: November 16-20, 2009

Issue Summaries: download files PDF (338K)

Session Two: January 11-15, 2010

Issue Summaries: download files PDF (467K)

Session Three: February 22-26, 2010

Issue Summaries: download files PDF (227K)

Issue summaries for the third negotiating session include:

  • United States Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (U.S. GAAP) financial statements
  • Compliance audits
  • Definition of a foreign school
  • Non-profit status for foreign schools
  • Public foreign schools and financial responsibility
  • Consolidation of select Title IV requirements on a countrywide basis
  • Deferments for eligible non-citizens
  • Non-degree programs
  • New eligibility criteria for foreign medical schools
  • Clinical sites of foreign medical schools and foreign veterinary schools in other countries
  • Basic science locations of foreign medical schools, foreign nursing schools, and foreign veterinary schools in other countries
  • Eligibility requirements for foreign veterinary schools
  • Eligibility requirements for foreign nursing schools
  • Foreign medical, veterinary, and nursing schools certified separately from larger school

| Negotiated Rulemaking 2009-10 Page | HEOA Page | OPE Policy Page |


 
Print this page Printable view Bookmark  and Share
Last Modified: 11/03/2010