HLC Reaffirmation of Accreditation 2021

Federal Compliance

As a federally recognized accrediting agency, the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) is required to assure that all its member institutions are meeting their Title IV program responsibilities as well as complying with the expectations of specific regulations accreditors must enforce as a part of their recognition by the U.S. Department of Education. Compliance with these requirements by both institutions and HLC is necessary to ensure that institutions accredited by HLC are eligible for federal financial aid.

The areas addressed in the Federal Compliance Process are:

  • Assignment of Credits, Program Length and Tuition

  • Institutional Records of Student Complaints

  • Publication of Transfer Policies

  • Practices for Verification of Student Identity

  • Publication of Student Outcome Data

  • Standing with state and other accrediting agencies