Amendments to the Higher Education Act of 1965 include changes in regulation for State Authorization that may impact online, distance, and print-based education providers. The regulations state:
If an institution is offering postsecondary education through distance or correspondence education to students in a State in which it is not physically located or in which it is otherwise subject to State jurisdiction as determined by the State, the institution must meet any State requirements for it to be legally offering postsecondary distance or correspondence education in that State. An institution must be able to document to the Secretary the State's approval upon request. (Authority: 20 U.S.C. 1001 and 1002)
What is Cheyney doing?
We are excited to grow an online program to better meet the needs of our students. As we add online courses, we are gathering information and applying for authorization in appropriate states.
Where can I learn more?
If you are interested in taking online courses at Cheyney University and live outside of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, please email DistanceEd@cheyney.edu to inquire about authorization for your state.