[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 121 (Tuesday, June 24, 2014)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 35692-35693]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-14721]


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DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

34 CFR Part 600

RIN 1840-AD02


Institutional Eligibility Under the Higher Education Act of 1965, 
as Amended; Delay of Implementation Date

AGENCY: Office of Postsecondary Education, Department of Education.

ACTION: Final regulations; delay of implementation date.

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SUMMARY: The Department further delays, until July 1, 2015, the 
implementation date for certain State authorization regulations for 
institutions of postsecondary education whose State authorization does 
not meet the requirements of these regulations, so long as the State is 
establishing an acceptable authorization process that is to take effect 
by the delayed implementation date.

DATES: The implementation date is delayed to July 1, 2015, as discussed 
in the Supplementary Information section of this document.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Sophia McArdle, U.S. Department of 
Education, 1990 K Street NW., Room 8019, Washington, DC 20006-8542. 
Telephone: (202) 219-7078 or by email at: Sophia.McArdle@ed.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Department further delays, until July 1, 
2015, the implementation date of the changes to 34 CFR 600.9(a) and (b) 
(State authorization regulations) published in the Federal Register on 
October 29, 2010 (75 FR 66832) for institutions of postsecondary 
education whose State authorization does not meet the requirements of 
these regulations by July 1, 2014, so long as the State is establishing 
an acceptable authorization process that is to take effect by the 
delayed implementation date. On May 21, 2013, the Department delayed 
this

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date from July 1, 2013, to July 1, 2014 (78 FR 29652). The Department 
provides this further extension for institutions in order to provide 
States with additional time to finalize processes for those 
institutions to be able to comply with the State authorization 
provisions in Sec.  600.9(a) and (b). Those provisions apply to an 
institution separately with respect to each State in which the 
institution has a main or additional location offering at least 50 
percent of an eligible educational program.
    In order for an institution that cannot meet the State 
authorization requirements to receive an extension until July 1, 2015, 
to implement Sec.  600.9(a) and (b), the institution must obtain from 
the State an explanation, such as information on timeline and action 
steps to ensure compliance, of how an additional one-year extension 
will permit the State to finalize its procedures so that the 
institution is in compliance with amended Sec.  600.9. The explanation 
must be provided to Department staff upon request.
    Accessible Format: Individuals with disabilities can obtain this 
document in an accessible format (e.g., braille, large print, 
audiotape, or compact disc) on request to the program contact person 
listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT.
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List of Subjects in 34 CFR Part 600

    Colleges and universities, Foreign relations, Grant programs--
education, Loan programs--education, Reporting and recordkeeping 
requirements, Student aid, Vocational education.

    Dated: June 19, 2014.
Lynn B. Mahaffie,
Acting Assistant Secretary for Postsecondary Education.
[FR Doc. 2014-14721 Filed 6-23-14; 8:45 am]
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