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When and How to Apply to Begin Offering Federal Student Financial Aid

Beware of Doing This Without Help I used to attend monthly meetings of The Dean’s Roundtable, a meeting of academic deans of universities in Southern California. You would be familiar with several of the schools represented there. At one meeting, one of the deans said something like this: I have something to tell you. I […]

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Eligibility Requirements: ABHE, ATS, TRACS & DEAC

  ABHE Applicant ATS Associate Member TRACS Corresponding Institution DEAC 24 Conditions of Eligibility 8 Conditions of Eligibility (13 counting sub-points) 17 Conditions of Eligibility (38 counting sub-points) 7 Eligibility Criteria (brief version) with a complete list of requirements in Part 2, Section I, Eligibility Requirements, DEAC Accreditation Handbook, pp. 10–11. *Tenets of Faith *Nonprofit Status […]

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To start offering Title IV financial aid, proper audits and candidate or accredited status are key.

How Colleges Can Start Offering Title IV Financial Aid Programs: Gaining Candidacy or Full Accreditation Is Just the Beginning

Your Board of Trustees has determined that your institution should offering Title IV financial aid, but many questions remain. Examples of such questions are: Are we required to participate in the student loan programs or can we just participate in the Federal Pell Grant Program? We are a new institution. How long do we have […]

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What Might an Accreditation Self-Study Consultation Look Like?

Are you battling an accreditation self-study? Do you wonder whether it’s time to engage a good consultant? Achieving accreditation is not simply a matter of submitting correctly-written answers and perfectly-formatted documents. It is a matter of changing the way your organization operates so that it is, and will continue to be, worthy of accreditation. Thus, accreditation is […]

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5 Ways to Sabotage Accreditation and How to Overcome Them

In an era filled with vision and hope, two men seized an audacious opportunity. In 1803, the French sold the Louisiana Purchase to the United States—828,000,000 square miles of uncharted territory—as large as the rest of the nation. President Thomas Jefferson asked his private secretary, Meriwether Lewis, to lead an exploration expedition named the Corps […]

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