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Federal Student Financial  Aid (FAFSA) and the differences between accrediting agencies

ABHE, ATS & TRACS: Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) Qualifications

Christian colleges and universities are elgible to distribute Federal Student Financial Aid (FAFSA) when achieving candidacy or accreditation status, depending on the accreditation agency. See the table below for qualifications regarding ABHE, ATS, and TRACS accreditation process. ABHE ATS TRACS Upon achieving candidacy, ABHE’s status with the US Department of Education allows their schools to […]

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Accreditation Eligibility Requirements

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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The upcoming TRACS conference will be October 25–27, 2017 in Orlando.

Conference Profile: Transnational Association of Christian Colleges and Schools (TRACS)

The Transnational Association of Christian Colleges and Schools (TRACS) is recognized by both the United States Department of Education (USDOE) and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) as a national institutional accrediting agency for Christian post-secondary institutions, colleges, universities, and seminaries. The TRACS conference is drawing near.  The following table provides stats and other useful […]

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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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self-study consultation appointment

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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